The Dupont Road Construction project moves into a new phase on Monday, April 30 – one that will close the road to through traffic between Lima Road and Coldwater Road for about four months.
The actual closure is between Salomon Farm and Dawsons Creek Boulevard/La Cabreah Lane. The road will be open only for local traffic – those using Dupont to visit businesses or to access their home.
Through traffic from Coldwater to Lima will have a detour of either Carroll Road or Wallen Road. Traffic delays are expected and motorists should allow for additional travel time in the area. See attached map
Visitors to Salomon Farm and west of the closure will have access from Lima Road. Visitors to the Parkview YMCA and businesses east of the closure will have access from Coldwater Road.
Improvements to enhance safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are underway on Dupont between Lima Road and Coldwater Road. Enhancements include expanding the road to four lanes with a turn lane, where needed, adding a sidewalk on the north side of the road and a trail on the south side of the road.
A pedestrian/bicycle crossing, under the road, will connect the Pufferbelly Trail from Salomon Farm Park to the existing trail north of Dupont Road. Currently, there is no pedestrian infrastructure on Dupont.
The project, which addresses safety and congestion, will take place over two construction seasons with completion coming in 2019. Weekly updates can be found at www.cityoffortwayne.org/dupont
Up to 25,000 vehicles use this stretch of Dupont Road each day.