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Indiana Department of Transportation news release announcing the closure of US 33 in Allen County for bridge work.
Allen County, Indiana (March 25, 2021) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that U.S. 33 between Fort Wayne and Churubusco will close for bridge work over the Eel River.
Crews will be painting steel bridge beams as well as replacing pavement leading up to the bridge.
Work is scheduled to start on or after April 1 and will last for 21 days.
Drivers should use the approved detour of I-69, S.R. 3 and S.R. 205 during the closure. Carroll Road will remain open during the work.
INDOT reminds drivers that all work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.
About the Indiana Hands-Free Law
In 2019, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute reported that distracted driving from mobile devices was a factor in at least 1,263 crashes and three fatal crashes. To make Hoosier roads safer, Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed the Indiana Hands-Free law to reduce distracted driving across the state. Beginning July 1, 2020, drivers are prohibited from holding a mobile device, except in emergencies, while their vehicles are moving. For more information on the new law visit https://www.in.gov/indot/4063.htm. Hands-Free Indiana is a partnership between the Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana State Police, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Constructors Inc., Indiana Motor Truck Association and ACEC Indiana.
About the Indiana Department of Transportation
Over the past 100 years, INDOT has transformed the state of Indiana into the Crossroads of America we know today. With six district offices and 3,500 employees, the agency is responsible for constructing and maintaining more than 29,000 lane miles of highways, more than 5,700 bridges, and supporting 4,500 rail miles and 117 airports across the state. Indiana once again ranked #1 in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2019 “America’s Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.