FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Construction begins in earnest on Monday along a portion of Bass Road in western Allen County -- and that road will be closed for the next eight months.
The plans call for a widening of the road between Thomas and Hillegas. It will include the addition of a center turn lane and curbs.
A roundabout will be placed at the intersection of Bass and Thomas, replacing the current intersection there.
The marked detour will take drivers to Kroemer Road (which becomes Haeman Road), to Leesburg Road and then to Hillegas.
The closure is expected to last into early November.
Most of Bass Road either has been or will be widened in a multi-year project that is being implemented in phases.
There have been several long-term closures on other stretches in recent years.