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Work to close Hillegas over I-69

March 21, 2019

For the next eight months, commuters who use Hillegas Road to get to work will have to find another route.

A $5.8 million overpass construction project on Interstate 69 at Hillegas Road will begin April 1, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. That means Hillegas will be closed between Leesburg and Goshen roads until Nov. 30.

In 2016, about 16,500 vehicles crossed the overpass each day, according to the city of Fort Wayne.

Drivers can also expect overnight lane restrictions and scheduled rolling slow-downs on I-69 between mile markers 308 and 310 to accommodate the Hillegas bridge work. A detour route is available that includes Washington Center Road, U.S. 33, U.S. 30 and West Coliseum Boulevard.

Additionally, at some point during the project, the West Coliseum Boulevard connection to Hillegas Road will be reconstructed. But the timeline for the closure of West Coliseum is not yet known. It is expected to take place mid-summer.

Updates on detours will be available at www.cityoffortwayne.org/streets.

dgong@jg.net