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UPDATE: Fellows Street Bridge Project may not stick to original route

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- We have been keeping you up to date on the Fellows Street Bridge Project and plans to buy homes along that stretch.On Tuesday, we learned that the city may be changing the original route. Some neighbors we spoke to are pretty upset that the route has changed now. We wanted to know whether or not the city backed out of the route that is supposed to come through at Fellows and Ireland in South Bend. ABC 57's Judi Lykowski called the city Redevelopment office and spoke with Bill Schalliol who is in charge of the Fellows Street Project. Schalliol said the city is still looking at its options on the route of travel the bridge will take and that nothing is set in stone yet.Neighbors ABC 57 spoke with say they were under the impression that the route would run along Fellows Street just south of the Ireland Road intersection. The reason they were under the impression is because they claim Bill Schalliol said the route would run that direction and the city was interested in purchasing their home and property. Frank and Rojene Rozmarynowski have already purchased another house and are waiting on the city to purchase their home off of Fellows Street. As for their next door neighbors Stanley and Kyna Doaks, the couple was set to close on their new home today. However they put the breaks on that plan when they received a letter from Bill Schalliol that states the city is still looking into the best design alternatives for the project. The Doaks are very upset to learn this news because they say they've now wasted their time and money on looking into the purchase of another home and they would have never have started to look if they weren't told that their Fellows Street house would be purchased by the city.The same goes for the Rozmarynowskis who purchased another home already. They are looking into getting an attorney to work through this process.It is unclear if Schallio told the couples the Fellows Street route was set in stone at one time. Attempts to speak with him during business hours today were unsuccessful. Instead the Mayor's Scheduler called back to confirm the city along with Bill Schallio are still examining routes for the project and that nothing is set in stone at this time.

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