Drivers prepare for Washington Center Road closure

Monday, the road will be closed over Spy Run Creek between Huguenard and Lima Roads.

Posted: May. 31, 2018 9:44 PM
Updated: May. 31, 2018 10:18 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - People who drive along Washington Center Road are bracing for a longer commute.

Monday, the road will be closed over Spy Run Creek between Huguenard and Lima Roads.

Allen County Highway Department engineers said the bridge is beginning to fail and needs replaced.

The new bridge will be wider, allowing for two lanes of traffic in each direction.

Many drivers are upset because the closure is just around the corner from the Hillegas Road closure over US 30.

"It seems Fort Wayne has two seasons: road construction and road demolition. You live in the middle of it, you can't get anywhere. It's terrible," said Lucinda Molargik.

The official detour takes drivers Huguenard Road north to Cook Road and then to Lima Road.

Work is expected to last through October.

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