Intersection of Hillegas/West Coliseum will be closed starting Monday


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that the intersection of Hillegas and West California road is scheduled to close on or after Monday, Sept. 9, weather permitting.

Next week, motorists can expect the road to be closed as contractors rebuild and realign the sharp curve on West Coliseum Road that leads into the intersection with Hillegas Road.

To accommodate the intersection improvement, West Coliseum Road will be closed to through-traffic beginning by 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9. The closure is only at the junction of Hillegas Road and motorists will continue to have access to all businesses along West Coliseum when entering from Goshen Road. Motorists will also be able to access businesses on Hillegas up to the intersection.

Through-traffic needing to access businesses on Hillegas or in Centennial Park will be re-routed on Goshen Road to Independence Drive to Hillegas Road. The official detour is Independence Drive to Goshen Road to US 30 to Washington Center Road.

The completed project will create a T-intersection with a right- and left-turn lane at Hillegas Road. The project seeks to improve the line of sight at the intersection and improve safety by reducing winter slide-offs at the curve.

The project is scheduled to be completed in late November, weather permitting and is being administered and overseen by INDOT as part of its Local Public Agency (LPA) program on behalf of the City of Fort Wayne.