Nearly $28M of neighborhood infrastructure improvements made this year in The Fort

Nearly $28 million was invested in neighborhood infrastructure improvements in 2021, city...
Nearly $28 million was invested in neighborhood infrastructure improvements in 2021, city leaders announced today.(City of Fort Wayne)
Published: Dec. 14, 2021 at 3:28 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - City officials announced on Tuesday that nearly $28 million dollars in neighborhood infrastructure improvements have been made this year.

All four quadrants of the city saw enhancements through investments that included sidewalks, alleys, street lighting, concrete street reconstruction, and bridge improvements, among other things.

“I continue to be encouraged by the momentum and investments we’re experiencing in Fort Wayne. This year’s construction efforts were outstanding as we made improvements that will have lasting impact,” Mayor Tom Henry said. “It’s vital to have a transportation system that is safe and efficient. Our community is a recognized leader in providing essential services that make a positive difference.”

Next year, city officials say they plan to invest a record $38.5 million dollars in infrastructure improvements.

Neighborhood infrastructure highlights:

  • Completed upgrades along 5 major traffic corridors
  • 3.5 miles of local income tax (LIT) funded sidewalks and over 3 miles of new sidewalks as part of road reconstruction projects
  • Sidewalk trip hazard eliminations in 25 neighborhoods
  • ADA ramp improvements in 8 neighborhoods
  • 9 concrete alleys
  • 4 brick alleys
  • Street lighting improvements at 16 locations
  • Neighborhood concrete street rehabilitation in 10 neighborhoods
  • Nearly 43 centerline miles of asphalt resurfacing
  • 7.2 miles of chip and seal work
  • 2.5 miles of chip and seal streets overlaid with asphalt
  • 4 major trail projects
  • 1 major bridge project

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