Here's a status update from INDOT for the U.S. 27/Clinton Street re-alignment and Spy Run Creek bridge project:
At this point, the project is at approximately the 70% level (maybe even a little beyond) – and it is on schedule.
What has been completed to date?
- All mainline earth work and the original drainage structure.
- Bridge substructure and travel portion of the bridge deck.
- All curb and gutter, except on the single lane in front of Science Central.
- All hot mix asphalt base and intermediate lift, except on the single lane in front of Science Central.
- All driveway approaches.
- All underground electrical conduits.
What is currently in progress?
- Sidewalk and sidewall across the bridge.
- Removal of falsework supports under the bridge.
- Sidewalk grading and construction.
- Installation of street lighting foundations.
- Sidewalk connections to houses.
Throughout the construction period, motorists can check on the status of the project by going to www.ClintonStreet.indot.in.gov. This website also has printable detour maps. Feel free to call 866-227-3555 for more information.
This INDOT project is replacing the existing U.S. 27/Clinton Street south bridge over Spy Run Creek, which is located just north of downtown Fort Wayne, in Allen County. The project is replacing the existing three-lane, two-span, continuous reinforced concrete slab bridge, which was built in 1936.
The project will raise the bridge structure approximately seven feet above current grade to address serious localized storm water flooding issues. When completed, this project will eliminate the need to sandbag the area in order to keep floodwaters off the U.S. 27/Clinton Street southbound lanes.
The project also will include widening the southbound roadway and softening road curves to improve driver safety.