More than $30 million planned for Fort Wayne neighborhood street improvements

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): About 500 neighborhood street improvement projects will be completed this year in Fort Wayne.

Mayor Tom Henry made the announcement at a news conference in the Eagle Lake neighborhood, where more than $670,000 is being invested to repair streets, sidewalks, curbs, and new ADA-approved ramps.

Money will also be invested in the city’s trail network. This year, more than $30 million will go to neighborhood improvements this construction season, according to a press release.

“Investing in our neighborhoods is critical to the current and future success of our City,” said Mayor Henry. “We must have strong and vibrant neighborhoods with infrastructure that works and is attractive for residents and businesses. One of the reasons why we’re experiencing growth and momentum in our community is because of our ongoing commitment to making a positive difference in all of our neighborhoods.”

Henry’s proposed transportation improvements include:

9 Miles of Concrete Street Repair
54 Miles of Resurfacing
47,000 Feet of Sidewalk Repair
400 New ADA Ramps

Besides the large number of neighborhood projects, motorists will notice paving improvements on major roads including: Airport Expressway, Hobson Road, McKinnie Avenue, North Clinton, Maysville Road, Diebold Road, and Spy Run Extended.

Additionally, the safety improvement to realign and straighten Maumee Avenue, near Indiana Tech, will be completed this year and a significant addition to our trail network on Illinois Road is scheduled.

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