Like the joke about Indiana’s two seasons – winter and construction – the city of Fort Wayne has announced Dupont Road improvements will resume on Monday.
Drivers will encounter lane restrictions between Lima Road and Coldwater Road.
A press release from the city says that “in order to accommodate the removal of intermediate (temporary) asphalt placed to open the road for the winter, traffic will be restricted to the far outside lanes with one lane in each direction. Motorists may experience delays as crews remove the temporary asphalt from the median areas for island construction.”
Expect lane restrictions to shift in mid-April as work continues, weather permitting.
The Dupont project is scheduled to be finished in July of this year.
Improvements include the expansion of the road to four lanes with a turn lane where needed. A sidewalk on the north side and a trail on the south side of the road were also added.
A pedestrian/bicycle crossing under the road was built to connect the Pufferbelly Trail from Salomon Farm Park to the existing trail north of Dupont Road. While that has been open this winter, it may be closed at times when construction work is near the crossing.
Up to 25,000 vehicles use this stretch of Dupont Road each day, according to the city.