Work begins on new signals at I-469/U.S. 24 interchange Thursday

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that a new traffic signal is scheduled for activation at the interchange of I-469 and U.S. 24 in Allen County on or after Thursday, Aug. 8, weather permitting.

On Thursday, motorists traveling through the U.S. 24 and I-469 southbound ramps will encounter the new signal. The signal work is part of a two-season, $11.8 million interchange modification project, which began in the spring. The finished project will consist of new ramps, as well as ramp reconfigurations, to allow a more free-flowing movement at the interchange.

Currently, contractors are working to construct a new ramp for northbound I-469 to eastbound U.S. 24 traffic. Upon completion of the new ramp, work will begin on new loop ramps for:

I-469 northbound to Rose Avenue
U.S. 24 eastbound to I-469 northbound

Drivers can expect lane closures and lane shifts on both I-469 and U.S. 24 in the area of the interchange throughout the two-year project. INDOT reminds drivers to use caution when traveling through any active construction zone. A reduced speed limit will be in effect and strictly enforced.