Downtown South Bend lane restrictions begin Monday

Starting Monday, South Bend traffic along portions of Lafayette Boulevard will be reduced to one lane through mid-November.

I&M is working to enhance the underground infrastructure of downtown South Bend's power grid in order to make sure last year's blackout won't be repeated.

Work began Monday on Wayne Street to Jefferson Boulevard along the northbound lane of Lafayette.

This section will only be closed for two weeks and should reopen on October 6.