Southbound Hillegas lanes remain closed until repairs complete in August

The Indiana Department of Transportation expects to start the repair of the Hillegas Road bridge over U.S. 30 Thursday evening.

The repair work, which is limited to the westbound lanes on U.S. 30, will be done from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each evening, with at least one lane remaining open. All U.S. 30 lanes will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the repair period.

The southbound lanes of Hillegas Road will remain closed between Washington Center Road and Coliseum Boulevard Extended until the repair is complete in mid-August, depending on weather.

INDOT is working with a specialized contractor to repair the underside of the bridge, which was damaged June 13 in a traffic accident on U.S. 30.

The southbound lanes of Hillegas Road over U.S. 30 have been closed since the June accident. This closure does not affect northbound traffic on Hillegas.

The City'€™s detour is eastbound Washington Center Road to southbound Lima Road and westbound on Coliseum Boulevard back to Hillegas Road.

INDOT or the City of Fort Wayne will announce when the bridge reopens.