$6.2 million road project to begin Monday

March 13th, 2017

The Journal Gazette

A three-county, $6.2 million Interstate 69 project is set to begin Monday.

The project, which stretches from Allen to Steuben counties, will include asphalt resurfacing, concrete restoration and the rehabilitation of two bridges, a statement from the Indiana Department of Transportation said.

I-69 will be reduced to one line in both directions between mile markers 325, just south of Auburn, and mile marker 335, just north of U.S. 6, when construction begins. The project is expected to go through late spring.

The project will include some overnight work between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The two bridges that will be rehabilitated are in DeKalb County, on I-69 over County Road 48, 1.12 miles south of Indiana 8; and over the CSX railroad, 1.02 miles south of Indiana 8.

Crews will finish the concrete work first, then begin rehabilitating the bridges. There will be lane shifts on the northbound and southbound bridges, INDOT said, with overnight work between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. as well. The bridge work is expected to continue through late summer.

When the bridge rehabilitation is completed, crews will go on to asphalt resurfacing between mile marker 330, just north of Indiana 8, to mile marker 335, just north of U.S. 6., with overnight work between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Bridge deck and joint maintenance work is also planned for bridges in Allen, DeKalb and Steuben counties, INDOT said.

The speed limit in the construction areas will be 55 mph, with a 45 mph speed limit when flashing speed limit signs are present.

The entire project is expected to be completed by late fall.

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