Work begins on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – If you normally use the MLK bridge into downtown Fort Wayne – you’re going to want to consider a different route this week.

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced lane closures and restrictions on U.S. 27/Clinton Street in Fort Wayne.

Crews will complete a bridge deck overlay on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge starting on or after April 19 with work expected to last into early May.

During construction, traffic will be down to one lane and drivers should be alert of lane shifts between Jacobs Avenue and Superior Street.

INDOT asks drivers to use patience while driving in the area as congestion and delays are expected.

Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and travel distraction-free in and around all work zones.

All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.