SOUTH BEND -- Indiana Department of Transportation officials announced Monday the closure of the ramp from southbound U.S. 31 to westbound Nimtz Parkway, beginning today and continuing into late October.

The closure comes as crews continue to work on the Nimtz Parkway bridge replacement project, according to a news release.

The detour route will take drivers through the Brick Road exit, west on Brick Road, south on Olive Road and back to westbound Nimtz Parkway.