The City of Mishawaka is asking everyone to avoid the area because traffic in all directions will be restricted.
Starting Wednesday morning, the intersection will be under re-construction and motorists should expect at least a 20-minute delay in any direction of travel.
"I come through this intersection twice a day," said driver Julie Logue.
"People going to and from work, I can see this being a problem," said Gayle Stroh.
Problem: The road needs re-paving.
Solution: Fix the uneven gravel.
"I'll probably just avoid the whole intersection," Logue said.
But the solution is aggravating some drivers.
"Tomorrow morning I’ll have to find another way to work,” said mother Tierra Harris.
Starting Wednesday at 7 a.m., the intersection of Grape and Edison will be ripped apart. Crews will grind off the existing pavement on Wednesday, pave the area five times on Thursday and lay down strips and fill crevices on Friday.
"That is a hassle,” Harris said. “I have a son and now I have to get up extra early to take him to day care and come this way too so it will put a damper on my morning.”
The city says if you're traveling North and South - use Main Street as a detour.
Going East and West, use Douglas Road.
And here are some of our recommendations to avoid the congestion:
Going East on Edison: You can take Hickory to Catalpa to Main.
Going West on Edison: You can take Main to Catalpa to Hickory.
Traveling South on Grape: You could take Douglas to Main OR Grape to Edison Lakes to Main.
Traveling North on Grape: You could take McKinley to Main.
"It will be crowded it will be a mess," Stroh said.
The city knows there's never an optimal time to tear up a road, they're just trying to make the intersection more driver friendly for the long run.
"I guess we're used to it,” Logue said. “It's a necessary evil in the summertime.”
There will be a four way stop at the intersection through construction.
Crews will also be directing traffic.
There will be only one lane for use in each direction during this construction.
The city said they hope to have the re-paving done by 12pm on Friday, before Notre Dame graduation traffic comes in for the weekend.