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Clinton Street-U.S. 27 closure begins Wednesday

Announcement issued Thursday:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District and the City of Fort Wayne announce the road closure schedule for US 27/Clinton Street re-alignment and replacement of the bridge over Spy Run Creek.

Prior to the US 27/Clinton Street closure, Elizabeth Street is scheduled for a three-day closure that is expected to begin on Monday, March 12, at 7 a.m. for replacement of storm water inlets and pipe work. Elizabeth Street will remain open from the east end, and those who live on Elizabeth Street will enter via Spy Run Avenue. Elizabeth Street should re-open by mid-day on Wednesday, March 14, and become part of the local detour.

Following the re-opening of Elizabeth Street, Clinton Street will be closed, from State Boulevard to Elizabeth Street, on March 14 at 6 p.m. Although the road will re-open to traffic in late August, the project will not be completed until late October. These closures are weather permitting.

The official traffic detour is along Coliseum Boulevard/SR 930 to Washington Boulevard to US 27.

Traffic will also be re-routed into downtown, which is still open for business.

For local traffic, US 27/Clinton Street will be diverted east to Spy Run Avenue at State Boulevard. Traffic will then be directed south to Elizabeth Street on Spy Run Avenue and then west on Elizabeth Street to Clinton Street South. During construction, Spy Run Avenue will be maintained as a two-way street for approximately three blocks.

Additional alternate routes into downtown are listed at the bottom of this news release.

The purpose of the project is to replace and raise the existing US 27/Clinton Street south bridge over Spy Run Creek, which is located just north of downtown Fort Wayne. The project will also change the footprint of the roadway to soften curves, thereby improving driver safety.

District Deputy Commissioner Bob Alderman said, “While we understand the inconvenience we are causing with this project to the many citizens who travel this route daily, we only ask they recognize that the new road will make their travel much safer at its completion.”

Throughout the construction period, motorists can check on the status of the project by going to www.clintonstreet.indot.in.gov Primco was awarded the contract based on the low bid of $2.1 million.

City of Fort Wayne Suggested Alternate Routes into Downtown:

From I-69 North

Exit 109A

South on Goshen Road

South on Sherman

East on Jefferson

Into Downtown

From I-69 South or North

Exit 105A

East on Illinois

East on West Jefferson

Into Downtown

From I-69 South

Exit 102

West on West Jefferson

Into Downtown

From the North

South on Wells

East on Jefferson

Into Downtown

From the Northeast

South on Anthony

West on Lake or West on Washington

Into Downtown

Also from the Northeast

South on Crescent

West on Lake

Into Downtown

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