Streetscape And Railroad Work Means Challenging Week For Driving
Thursday Jun 19, 2014 6:42am
By: Jim Measel
(ANGOLA) - Next week is expected to be a challenging week for driving west of the downtown Monument in Angola. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the rebuilding of the railroad crossing by Indiana Northeast Railroad and A.P.I. Landrail will shut down U.S. 20 in both directions between North Kinney and Jackson streets starting at 7:00am on Monday morning. The official detour will be McKinley Street to Mill Street to North Wayne Street or State Road 127. According to an INDOT news release, the work will improve the driving surface for motorists and is expected to be complete by the evening of Friday, June 27th, weather permitting.
If that's not enough of a headache for drivers, westbound West Maumee from the Monument to West Street remains closed due to the ongoing Streetscape project which started on May 5th.
The city of Angola may release more information on what drivers can expect after their weekly progress meeting on Friday morning.
A letter to local businesses from Angola Main Street Coordinator Maria Davis indicated the city was alerted about the railroad work recently and it was NOT a city of Angola project.
Downtown businesses will remain open during the construction work but they are being asked to use their rear and side entrances if possible.