08/22/13 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of Kern Road to all traffic, between U.S. 31 and Locust Road, beginning Monday, August 26th through Wednesday, September 4th. The closure is necessary as crews construct an interchange for the new U.S. 31 project.

PLEASE NOTE: To accommodate Labor Day weekend traffic, crews will reopen Kern Road Friday afternoon, August 30th through Monday, September 2nd. The roadway will then close once more Tuesday morning through Wednesday, September 4th.

During the closure, westbound traffic will be detoured north on U.S. 31, west on Ireland Road, south on Locust Road, and back to Kern Road. Eastbound traffic will travel north on Locust Road, east on Ireland Road, south on U.S. 31, and back to Kern Road.

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You can find traffic restriction information at www.trafficwise.IN.gov.  Contact the LaPorte District toll free at 1-855-GO-INDOT.