FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) As part of the renovation of the Dupont Road interchange on I-69, the highway will be down to two lanes instead of three in each direction near the Dupont Road bridge starting Friday until September 12. A news release issued Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) indicated only one lane would be open.
Work on the “Diverging Diamond” interchange began in April and the project enters another phase on Friday, June 13.
According to INDOT, the speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph with increased enforcement by the Indiana State Police in the construction zone.
I-69 will be down to one lane as follows:
- Northbound I-69, from 1.45 miles south of Dupont Road Bridge to 0.19 miles north of the Dupont Road Bridge, a distance of approximately 1.64 miles.
- Southbound I-69, from 0.20 miles south of Dupont Road Bridge to 0.46 mile north of Dupont Road Bridge, a distance of approximately 0.66 miles.
Also, the eastbound lane on SR 1/Dupont Road will be restricted to one 11-foot lane, with the westbound lanes and left turn lanes unaffected. The restriction is due to the removal and installation of the barrier wall on the south side of the bridge, and also for the construction of the sidewalk on the south side of the road.
To avoid delays, INDOT recommends motorists seek alternate routes, such as the new Union Chapel Interchange at Exit 317.