Construction Begins On The New Clinton Street Bridge

By Scott Sarvay

July 27, 2010 Updated Jul 27, 2010 at 6:28 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Construction is set to begin on one of Fort Wayne's busiest streets.

INDOT has started placing signs around the Martin Luther King Bridge and will shut down one lane of Clinton Street before the week is over.

The project combines city, state and federal funding and will replace the bridge with a new arched steel truss style facade with lighting.

INDOT officials say the right lane of Clinton Street will remain closed throughout this year.

INDOT Project Supervisor Roger McNeill says, “We got a little taste of it when NIPSCO had the other lane shut down. We're going to put this signal at 4th street on flash so traffic can keep moving through there, but traffic seemed to handle it pretty well.”

Many feel the bridge will change the landscape entering downtown. The bridge will be completed by the end of 2011.

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