FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The next phase of the Bass Road remodel project is underway.
The intersection at Bass and Hadley roads will be closed through December while construction crews install a roundabout.
The stretch of Bass Road from Flaugh to Hadley roads will be widened to include a third, center-turn lane. A trail will also be added.
In April, the intersection at Bass and Flaugh roads closed. Construction crews are putting in a round-about and replacing the road with concrete from Shakespeare Drive to Buckner Park.
It's not the first time a section of the road has been closed in the last year.
Bass Road between Flaugh and Kroemer roads was closed from March to December 2017 while the bridges over I-69 and Flaugh Ditch were widened.
The project is part of a years-long, 4-phase makeover of 4.5 miles of Bass Road, from Scott Road to Hillegas Road.
From there, in 2019 and 2020, Bass Road will be widened from Clifty Parkway eastward to Thomas Road, with intersection improvements at the Kroemer Road intersection. A roundabout will be created at the Thomas Road intersection and the road will be widened eastward to the west side of Hillegas Road in 2020 and 2021. Finally, from 2021 to 2024, Bass Road will be widened from the Hadley Road roundabout westward to Scott Road, with a roundabout constructed at the Scott Road intersection.
All told, the multi-million dollar project will take six to eight years to finish in total.