We have important information about construction that will affect you if your path to visit us is from north of Fort Wayne, perhaps exiting Interstate 69 at Exits 111 or 112. Beginning Monday January 16, 2012, construction will begin on the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Bridge, which carries Clinton Street across the St. Mary's River on the north side of downtown Fort Wayne. While this construction will not halt traffic into the area, you should be prepared for a detour, and slightly heavier traffic.

The detour will begin on Clinton Street and Fourth, where you will make a right onto Fourth, to Harrison Street, where you will turn left. Both Fourth and Harrison Streets will be designated for one-way traffic during this period. Cross the river, then turn left again on Superior Street. Another right onto Clinton will take you back to the flow of the traffic.

Instead of turning onto Superior Street, you may remain on Harrison Street, which will go back to two-way traffic, an additional four blocks to Washington Boulevard, where you will turn right, the Allen County Public Library, with The Genealogy Center is just a block away.

This detour is slated to last about two weeks, although the weather may cause some delays.