Construction Project Changes Lanes at Busy Intersection

By Stephanie Parkinson

June 27, 2013 Updated Jun 27, 2013 at 6:22 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - The intersection of Goshen Road and Coliseum Boulevard looks very different to drivers who travel that area frequently.

INDOT recently started a project to repave several sections of Coliseum Boulevard. At Goshen Road the repaving is complete but only temporary lane markers have been put down.

So now if you're heading southbound on Goshen Road passing over Coliseum the lane to go straight isn't going directly straight anymore.

Before the project began there was a lane to turn right into the businesses on the south east corner of the intersection, and a separate lane going directly straight on Goshen Road. Now, drivers end up in the right turn lane for a brief time and then must merge back into the lane going straight, after passing through the traffic light.

"The configuration that you see right now isn't what it's going to be permanently. There is temporary pavement striping put down right now but people do need to remember that it still is a construction zone, they still need to take care and pay extra attention," said Mary Foster, INDOT Spokesperson.

The entire repaving project along Coliseum won't be done until mid-October. That means permanent lines, separating the lanes at Goshen and Coliseum, won't be done until much later this year.

However, INDOT officials told 21 Alive they will be going out to inspect this section of roadway to see if there is anything else they can do to limit confusion for drivers in the meantime.

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