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Fort Wayne Announces 2019 Transportation Projects

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Rebecca Green
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Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced $31 million in neighborhood transportation improvements Tuesday, including more than 50 blocks of resurfacing in the Petit-Rudisill neighborhood.

In that project, residents will see alleyway reconstruction, sidewalk repairs and resurfacing of two main streets, according to a release from Fort Wayne City Hall.

“We’re going to have another tremendous year of infrastructure upgrades in neighborhoods throughout Fort Wayne. By working together with neighborhood leaders, City Council, and our Public Works Division to plan our projects for this construction season, we’ll be able to make a lasting and meaningful difference,” Henry said. “The investments we’ve made over the last several years demonstrate that neighborhoods, the backbone of our City, are a top priority.”

Other highlights of upcoming work throughout the city's 190 neighborhoods include 380 ramps that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, four miles of new trail, four miles of new sidewalk and 47 miles of alley resurfacing.

Major projects scheduled for the year include: 

  • The two-year Goshen Road project will begin this year with improvements between State Boulevard and Cambridge Boulevard, adding turn lanes, pedestrian infrastructure and a roundabout at the five-way intersection of Goshen Road, Sherman Boulevard and Lillian Avenue. 
  •  Intersection improvements at Harris at Coliseum, Hillegas at West Coliseum.
  • Maplecrest Road between State Boulevard and Trier Road will see the addition of two new travel lanes, a trail, a sidewalk, landscaping and lighting.  The project begins in the fall and concludes next year.

For a complete look at the projects, visit www.cityoffortwayne.org/invest.