I-469 project to begin Monday

March 16th, 2017

The Journal Gazette

Another major road project is in the works for Allen County.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced a $13.2 million project for Interstate 469 will begin Monday.

The project will include asphalt resurfacing, concrete repair, maintenance on bridges on I-469 and I-69, and the rehabilitation of the I-469 bridge over I-69 at the south junction, the transportation department said in a statement.

The interstate will be reduced to one lane in either direction between mile markers 11 and 17, the statement said. It said some overnight work might also be needed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Crews will be rehabilitating the bridge at the same time, with that section of the interstate also down to one lane in each direction between mile markers 0 and 1. All ramps will remain open during the work.

Crews are scheduled to resurface asphalt later this spring between mile markers 29 and 31. There will be lane restrictions in each direction, with some overnight work between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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

Lane restrictions will also be present at the bridges where crews will be doing maintenance.

Those bridges are:

  • I-469 over Lafayette Center Road;
  • I-469 over the Norfolk Southern bridge at the New Castle Line, just west of Exit 6/Indiana 1;
  • I-469 over the St. Marys River for debris removal;
  • I-469 over Dawkins Road;
  • I-469 over St. Joseph River;
  • I-469 over I-69 at the north junction;
  • I-69 over Norfolk Southern Railroad and McCulloch Ditch.
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