FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Thursday that road work to be done to improve safety and congestion at the I-69 and S.R. 14/Illinois Road interchange.
Improvements include the removal of the northeast and southeast loop ramps and the realignment of the southeast diagonal ramp to intersect with S.R. 14/Illinois Road.
The new intersection will include a new traffic light.
INDOT says the northwest and southeast exit ramps will be widened and sections of the barrier wall on S.R. 14 will be removed to help accommodate for the addition of left-turn movements.
The northeast and southwest acceleration lanes will also be extended to help improve drivers merging on I-69.
S.R. 14 will be resurfaced from Scott Road to Magnavox Way.
Curb and sidewalk repairs will also take place on this stretch of road, according to officials.
During the project, INDOT says drivers can expect temporary lane and shoulder closures to allow for work to be done.
There will also be a maximum 14-day closure of the off ramp from I-69 northbound to eastbound Illinois Road, expected to take place in early May.
INDOT says crews have already started placing construction signs in the area with work scheduled to begin on or after March 22, weather permitting.
Leaders say access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.
Work is set to wrap up later this fall.