Traffic Update: Concrete Reconstruction Of Jefferson Due To Potholes

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Traffic Update: Concrete Reconstruction Of Jefferson Due To Potholes

February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Below is a release from the City of Fort Wayne in reference to traffic restriction of Jefferson near the viaduct.

Update: The planned restriction of Jefferson Boulevard to one westbound lane is now scheduled for Tuesday morning, February 25 at 9:00am. Cold temperatures are slowing the repair process near the viaduct at Catalpa Street and Jefferson. Tonight, motorists will have access to one lane in each direction.

Previous Report: To accommodate the pouring of concrete on Jefferson Boulevard near the viaduct at Catalpa Street, Jefferson will be restricted to one westbound lane around 3pm this afternoon. The restriction to one westbound lane is expected to last through tonight and the contractor is expecting to restore one lane in each direction at that time.

A temporary detour for eastbound traffic will use Freeman Street to Taylor Street to Broadway and back to Jefferson.

Because this winter’s extreme weather created many potholes on Jefferson at the viaduct it was decided that the best repair would be a complete concrete reconstruction of a 250 foot section of Jefferson. Due to extreme cold nighttime temperatures and the amount of time needed to cure the concrete, the construction work is now expected to continue into next week.

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