$24.7 million pavement replacement project scheduled for I-469

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced a $24.7 million pavement replacement project along I-469, that will begin Monday, March 26, weather permitting.

The project, which will take place on I-469 between U.S. 27 and U.S. 30, includes the total removal of concrete pavement from the lanes and shoulders, followed by the placement of asphalt.

Motorists should expect to see I-469 reduced to one lane in each direction between exists 11 and 17. The speed limit will also be reduced to 55 mph through the construction zone, with a 45 mph speed limit when flashing speed limit signs are present.

Work on the eastbound lanes will continue throughout 2018, with traffic being restored to two lanes in both directions before the 2018-2019 winter season.

The project also includes bridge rehabilitation and repair on several I-469 bridges, including:

  • I-469 bridge over the Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad south
  • I-469 bridge over Tillman Road
  • I-469 bridge over the Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad north

A bridge deck overlay is planned for the I-469 bridge over Houk Ditch.


  1. Just how much time and money have been spent 469 since it was built?
    Every year, portions are replaced. This same stretch was worked on last summer.

    I have heard stories that Fly Ash was mixed with the concrete to “stretch” the concrete. It was said that too much ash was used, causing the concrete to be weak and rotten.
    Seems like the original contractor (Brooks) tried to do the project on the cheap, and we have been paying for it ever since.


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