Starting on Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2012, part of Clinton Street, which is a main traffic corridor into downtown Fort Wayne from the north, will be closed along several blocks until sometime in August.
Plans to replace and elevate the bridge over Spy Run Creek, as well as straighten a dangerous curve, the construction project will close Clinton Street (US 27) between State and Elizabeth Streets.
Traffic through the city will be diverted around via I-69 and I-469. Traffic on Clinton Street, on which many Genealogy Center visitors travel after exiting I-69 at Exits 111 and 112, will turn left (east) onto State Street, then right (south) on the normally one-way north Spy Run Avenue. The detour will continue south about four blocks to make a right (west) on Elizabeth Street, then back to make a left turn (south) back onto Clinton Street. (B to A on the map below.)
Travelers heading north, back to I-69, also need to remember that Spy Run Avenue, which is normally one-way, will be handling two way traffic for the four blocks.