Work on modernizing Fort Wayne VA Medical Center begins

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP): Work is under way at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fort Wayne for what eventually will be a three-story addition aimed at modernizing the facility built in 1950.

Construction crews also have gutted and are rebuilding outpatient clinics on the third floor and will begin work on the fourth floor in September. Jay Miller, associate director of operations for the VA’s Northern Indiana Health Care System, tells the Journal Gazette that ongoing and planned renovations at the Fort Wayne complex could approach $49 million in value by 2019.

After abandoning plans announced in 2009 to replace the facility, VA built a stand-alone mental health clinic and began remodeling parts of the medical center. Modernization projects accelerated as VA assigned Miller to handle construction and planning for northern Indiana.

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