DEAR WAYNEDALE READERS

The City of Fort Wayne this year will invest $60 million to upgrade transportation, water, sewer, and stormwater systems.

 

Infrastructure investments will assist our community and region in retaining and gaining quality jobs. We must build a better city to be more competitive in attracting new businesses. Our continued commitment to investing in roads and water and sewer lines provides residents and businesses with a great quality of life.

 

Planned transportation highlights in the southwest quadrant include:

•Final phase of Ardmore Avenue extension. Ardmore will be connected from Airport Expressway to Indianapolis Road. An existing bridge across the Fairfield Ditch on Lower Huntington will also be reconstructed to provide turn lanes at the newly signalized intersection at Ardmore and Lower Huntington. ($5.8 million)

•Traffic signal and left turn lanes to be added at intersection of Ardmore Avenue and Taylor Street. ($700,000)

•Jefferson Boulevard will be widened to add westbound traffic lane from Illinois Road to railroad viaduct. ($800,000)

•Illinois Road widening at Magnavox Way intersection and addition of traffic lanes and upgraded traffic signals. ($500,000)

•Change one-way to two-way traffic on Covington Road between Getz Road and Jefferson Boulevard. Relocate Time Corners shopping center signalized access and additional turn lanes. ($3.6 million)

 

Planned water highlights in the southwest quadrant include:

•New water mains in Colonial Heritage addition in southwest area. ($675,000)

•New water mains in Bluffton and Lower Huntington roads area. ($500,000)

 

Planned sewer highlights in the southwest quadrant include:

•Reconstruction of drainage channel to reduce flooding in Westmore Addition area in southwest Fort Wayne. ($1.1 million)

 

Planned stormwater highlights in the southwest quadrant include:

•Flood control protection in Woodhurst neighborhood. ($1.6 million)

•Flood control protection in Park/Thompson area. ($900,000)

•Several drainage improvement projects in the Aboite area. ($350,000)

 

Graham Richard
Mayor

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