FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Construction work is set to resume on I-69 in Allen County starting Monday, April 10, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
In the overnight hours of April 10, crews will reduce the northbound side of the interstate to one lane as traffic is switched to the inside lanes on the new bridge that was constructed last year. Crews will return on the evening of April 11 to switch traffic on the southbound side. Both lane switches should be wrapped up by 6 a.m. the following morning.
Once the lane switches have been completed, crews will begin demolishing and rebuilding the bridges on both the north and southbound sides of the interstate.
INDOT Public Relations Director Hunter Petroviak is asking drivers to follow the law and slow down in work zones.
“We also need to make sure the people who are driving through those construction zones really pay attention and slow down and make sure they are driving distraction free in those areas and really obeying those slower speeds, we want everyone to get home safe at the end of the day and it really takes everyone to be apart of that,” he said.
Work on this project is expected to wrap up by mid-November. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.