Large cylinders lie along Old Mill Road like a concrete art project. The road will be closed to traffic between West Foster Parkway and Branning Avenue for about two months for the installation of a sewer.
Two sewer projects are currently underway along Old Mill – one near the intersection of Broadway and Rudisill, and one at the intersection of Old Mill and Fairfax Avenue – as part of a long-term plan to prevent sewage from mixing with storm water and spilling into Fort Wayne's rivers.
Frank Suarez, a spokesman for the city's public works division, said contractors were installing new sewer pipes to keep sewage separate from storm water that funnels into the St. Marys River.
The Fairfax project will cost about $1.2 million and the Rudisill project about $985,000, Suarez said.
Drivers going south on Broadway can use the right through lane to get into Foster Park. Drivers wanting to go further south should get into the left turn-only lane to go east on Rudisill Boulevard then south onto Fairfield Avenue.
Drivers attempting to go west on Pettit Avenue from Fairfield so they can continue south on Old Mill should note that the road is rough because it's being prepared for resurfacing