REROUTING HEAVY TRAFFIC: Bridge almost complete, another closing

COLUMBIA CITY — A heavily-used roadway in Whitley County will be closing soon for what is believed to be a 10-week period, according to Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester. “That is the current estimate. Ten weeks is weather permitting, of course,” said Forrester.A stretch of Business 30 East between United Oil and the Gateway East Industrial Park will be shut down beginning March 5 while the bridge passing over Eel River is reconstructed. Detour signs will be put up next week to warn commuters of the upcoming closure.Posted detour routes will include Ind. 205, Ind. 9 and U.S. 30.Forrester said prior to the project beginning, the bridge currently closed on CR 100 S for construction will be completed and back open, which will provide another route for traffic.A road closure update and link to the detour plan can be found at the Engineer and Surveyor department section on the county website at a more in depth look at this story, see the Feb. 23 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.