The City of Fort Wayne invested $25 million in road and infrastructure improvements for the fourth consecutive year. In 2017 Fort Wayne resurfaced nearly 42 miles of asphalt and repaired almost 10 miles of sidewalks, while replacing 3,000 faded street lights.
Mayor Tom Henry announced Fort Wayne will increase its investment in roads and infrastructure to $30 million in 2018.
Public works director Shan Gunawardena -- who was just named to the position Monday night -- says he’s grateful for the city’s consistent financial support on an annual basis.
“Growth and change within and around cities poses a challenge, and I’m pleased that we are able to address those challenges and play a role in stimulating neighborhoods enhancements that add value.”
The full list of planned projects for 2018 has not yet been finalized, but some early projects highlighted for the new year include:
- Corridor improvements to North Anthony Boulevard, State Boulevard and Dupont Road.
- Neighborhood association improvements in Caribe Colony Community, Greater McMillen Park, Deerfield Estates, North Franke Park, Pine Valley, and Lima Valley.
- Sidewalk additions and repairs at Old Decatur and Hessen Cassel Road.
- Expansion of the trail network with extensions on Hanna Street, the Pufferbelly Trail between State Boulevard and Fourth Street, the Pufferbelly between Ludwig Road and Washington Center Road, and on Maysville Road.