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Sewer work will affect downtown traffic starting Monday

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 12:01 am

Sewer work will affect traffic on some downtown streets starting Monday, when the two west lanes on Ewing Street will be closed from Washington Boulevard to Main Street. These lane restrictions will run through the intersection of Berry Street, closing Berry between Ewing and Fairfield Avenue. The east curbed lane on Ewing will remain open. These restrictions are expected to last about two weeks. Pearl Street will also be closed to through traffic between Ewing and Fairfield for about two weeks.

Throughout an eight-month construction period, several lane restrictions and closings will occur in the downtown area. The Division of Public Works will keep restrictions updated at: www.cityoffortwayne.org/streets.

The Ewing Street Phase 1 project is a $2.6 million project to separate storm and sanitary sewers. API Construction will install 6,920 linear feet of pipe ranging from 12 to 30 inches to carry storm water to the St. Marys River.

As part of an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Fort Wayne will complete number of partial sewer separation projects to reduce discharge into local rivers. For more information on the sewer separation project, visit www.cityoffortwayne.org/downtown-sewer-separation.