City announces preliminary neighborhood improvement projects for ‘22

Officials say all four quadrants of the City will see enhancements.
Officials say all four quadrants of the City will see enhancements.(Fort Wayne's NBC)
Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 11:51 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Mayor Henry and City officials have released a preliminary list of neighborhood infrastructure improvements for the upcoming year on Monday.

The list of planned projects, which total $38.5 million, was submitted to City Council earlier on Monday, officials said in a release.

The City of Fort Wayne’s Public Works Division says all four quadrants of The Fort will see changes. The 2022 improvements include $29.1 million for streets/roads/bridges, $6 million for sidewalks and alleys, and $3.4 million for trails.

Highlights of the planned 2022 enhancements include:

  • 7 concrete street repairs in 7 neighborhoods
  • 3 arterial concrete street rehabilitation projects
  • 2 new street improvement projects
  • 8 traffic projects
  • 7 sidewalk projects
  • 4 brick alleys
  • 16 concrete alley replacements
  • 3 major trail projects
  • 5 bridge projects
  • 23 projects in study/design/land acquisition phase
  • Approximately 40+ centerline miles of asphalt resurfacing, exact locations to be determined
  • Approximately 8 miles of chip and seal replacement, exact locations to be determined
  • Approximately 3+ miles of asphalt overlay of chip and seal streets, exact locations to be determined

“Investing in neighborhoods continues to be a top priority. It’s critical that we make improvements that will have a lasting impact,” City of Fort Wayne Public Works Division Director Shan Gunawardena said. “We look forward to working with City Council and our neighborhoods as we develop plans that will position Fort Wayne for growth and success.”

View the full projects list below.

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