The road work on State Road 9 (Marion bypass) is a project of the Indiana Department of Transportation and will hopefully be concluded in early September.
According to Britt Salay with INDOT’s Fort Wayne District, a section of the bypass between 16th Street and 35th Street will consist of removing existing pavement markings and installing new markings that include slotted left turns. The work will also involve new loop detections and signage in the area as well as new traffic signal heads. INDOT will also make adjustments to signal head placements to provide proper spacing for the new lane markings.
“Barring any delays, we anticipate wrapping this work up early next month (September),” Salay stated. He added, “I did ask the contractor to add the work into CARS (traffic project reporting system) so people can see it on our construction map. I apologize for any confusion caused by it not being there. If you have further questions about this or need assistance in the future, please feel free to reach out to me at any time.”
Mayor Jess Alumbaugh emphasizes that the City of Marion had no notice of the INDOT project prior to the work beginning and lane restrictions imposed. “Had the City of Marion received notice of the project and start date, we would have shared it with our citizens,” he stated.
Director of Stakeholder Services – Fort Wayne District
Indiana Department of Transportation
5333 Hatfield Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46808