Concrete Pour Detours Jefferson Traffic

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne city leaders released an update about the Jefferson Boulevard road repairs.

Crews began pouring concrete on Jefferson Boulevard near the viaduct at Catalpa Street.  Jefferson will be restricted to one westbound lane around 3:00 p.m., Monday 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 Street 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.