The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces lane restrictions and a road closure beginning next week on the south side of South Bend, as crew work to tie in the lanes of the new U.S. 31 to existing U.S. 31 over the coming months.
Beginning Monday, April 21, U.S. 31 will be down to one lane in each direction, between Kern Road and the U.S. 20 Bypass interchange, through July. INDOT is working to alleviate any traffic delays and congestion by adjusting traffic signals in the area to facilitate north-south traffic flow. Despite adjustments, traffic volume in the area may lead to back-ups on U.S. 31 and on the U.S. 20 Bypass exit ramp for traffic accessing southbound U.S. 31. Drivers are encouraged to find alternative routes to avoid delays.
In addition, Johnson Road will be closed permanently at U.S. 31 (both eastbound and westbound) on Monday, April 21, as crews work to build a new Johnson Road bridge which will allow traffic to travel over the new U.S. 31 upon completion of the project.
Monitor updates for the new U.S. 31 project, between South Bend and Plymouth, on the website www.us31plysb.com or via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest.