(Photo Supplied / City of Fort Wayne)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A major roadway in Fort Wayne is now safer.

City leaders cut the ribbon for the completion of the Maumee Avenue project at 1 p.m. Thursday. The project removed a sharp curve that had been the sight of more than 50 crashes since 2005, according to the city of Fort Wayne.

Indiana Tech, the East Central neighborhood, the Division of Public Works, City Utilities and the Parks Department partnered to complete the improvements.

(Photo supplied/City of Fort Wayne)
(Photo supplied/City of Fort Wayne)

“I am pleased that we could make revisions that improve safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, while at the same time making additions to strengthen the East Central neighborhood,” said Henry. “The changes include ornamental lighting, improved sidewalks and ramps for those with disabilities, enhanced stormwater drainage, new landscaping and an improved park. These are assets that will help this neighborhood for years to come.”

Construction on the $1.5 million project began in May.

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