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UPDATE: U.S. 31 closures delayed

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Lane restrictions on U.S. 31 and the closure of Johnson Road in South Bend has been delayed.  INDOT had planned to close Johnson Road and restrict lanes on U.S. 31 between Kern Road and the U.S. 20 Bypass starting Monday.  Matt Dietchley with INDOT says utility line have not be relocated, and work cannot begin on the road until that has happened.

INDOT has not set a new start date for the project.  We will notify you as soon as we get that information.  Once started, the construction project is expected to run through July.

The traffic signal lights will have the green lights run longer for cars coming from both directions.  Deitchley is encouraging drivers to find alternate routes to avoid traffic jams and delays. He also says that drivers can help to make this less of a disruption for travel.

"We really just ask that you slow down and be courteous," Deitchley said. "Traffic is going to be a lot better if everybody just lets everybody yield and merge into traffic when they need to. Follow those road signs. As long as everybody works together on this, traffic issues will be limited severely."

For updates on the project click here.

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