Interchange modification at I-69, Coldwater to begin next week

Interchange modification project to begin at I-69 and Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne
Interchange modification project to begin at I-69 and Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne(Staff)
Published: Mar. 10, 2022 at 10:47 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Those who travel on Coldwater Road near the I-69 interchange may want to take a different route next week as the modification project there kicks off.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says the project aims to address deteriorated pavement and bridge conditions, provide adequate bridge clearance and accommodate Ludwig Road alignment modifications being done by the City of Fort Wayne.

Work is set to begin on the interchange on or after March 14 on the shoulders and median of Coldwater Road between Washington Center and Cook Roads, officials say. The intersection of Ludwig Road will be right turn only and northbound Coldwater Road will not have access to westbound Ludwig Road.

The $9.7 million project is scheduled to last until November, and all work is weather-dependent. INDOT reminds drivers to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free when traveling near all work zones.

Construction includes the following:

  • Asphalt work from Washington Center Road to the new intersection of Oakbrook Parkway, realigning the off-ramp from southbound I-69 to northbound Coldwater Road, replacing the bridge that carries northbound Coldwater Road over the southbound I-69 to southbound Coldwater Road ramp, as well as concrete work and pier patching on both bridges carrying Coldwater Road over I-69.
  • Starting on or after May 2, southbound I-69 exit ramp 312 at Coldwater Road will be closed to traffic for work. During the closure, drivers should use the posted detour of I-69, U.S. 27 and S.R. 930, or seek an alternate route. The closure is expected to last until the end of September.
  • Starting on or after June 27, there will be restrictions in both directions of I-69 between Washington Center Road and Auburn Road because of the bridge construction. The left lanes will be closed and speeds reduced to 55 mph in the work zones. These restrictions are expected to last until early September.
Starting on or after March 14, crews will be working on the shoulders and median of Coldwater...
Starting on or after March 14, crews will be working on the shoulders and median of Coldwater Road between Washington Center Road and Cook Road.(Staff)

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