FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- A busy Fort Wayne street on the north side figures to be even busier for the next several months, as it picks up more traffic from a road construction project near the new Parkview Regional Medical Center.
A section of Union Chapel Road was closed to travel on Wednesday.
Union Chapel from Auburn Road to Diebold Road will be shut down until late October.
Crews will be building new roundabout style interchange ramps at I-69, a big job that includes ripping out the bridge over the interstate, and putting in a new one.
INDOT is steering cars and trucks down Auburn Road to connect with Dupont Road, which is already a main east-west thoroughfare on the north side of town.
A Lassus service station is right on the recommended detour route.
Kyle Garritano/Lassus Store Manager: " Today has been a lot busier than normal. We've seen a lot more customer flow come through, and it's been a very good day."
Matthew Karn/Lives in North Fort Wayne: " You do notice that there's more traffic out here, but it's still moving pretty smooth on Dupont."
There's between four and six lanes available to move vehicles on the detour route, but with the new Parkview Medical Center now in full operation in the neighborhood, there will likely be times when motorists will have to exercise patience behind the wheel.
The bridge demolition on Union Chapel Road will take place through late April.
Traffic flow on Interstate 69 below the bridge will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time during the next two weeks, but the disruptions will only occur between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays, to try and minimize traffic headaches.
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