Fort Wayne continues to see positive activities as we work together to make a meaningful difference for residents, neighborhoods, and businesses.
We recently broke ground for the roundabout and two-way street conversion at Superior Street, Wells Street, Fairfield Avenue and Ewing Street.
Demonstrating a commitment to enhancing our transportation system positions us as a leader in economic development, job growth and job retention, and strong neighborhoods. The roundabout project is another example of the unprecedented momentum we're experiencing in Fort Wayne.
Besides serving as a gateway, the roundabout will improve air quality by allowing traffic to flow into the intersection, thus eliminating lengthy idling at a traffic signal.
Project details and completion dates:
*5-legged intersection of Fairfield/Ewing/Superior/Wells will become a roundabout. (2014 completion expected in late November)
*Conversion of Fairfield & Ewing from one-way to two-way traffic between Baker Street and Superior Street. (Ewing in August 2014, Fairfield in mid-October 2014)
*Main Street between Jackson Street and Maiden Lane will become one lane of vehicular traffic in each direction with a center turn-lane and bike lanes. (2014)
*The streetscape on Fairfield & Ewing, including landscaping, a sidewalk separated by a park strip, bike lanes and lighting will give the area a new look. (Planned for the 2015 construction season)
*A wider sidewalk on the south side of West Jefferson Blvd between Fairfield Avenue and Broadway will improve safety for pedestrians. This enhancement will reduce vehicular travel lanes from four to three, similar to what is currently in front of The Harrison. (Planned for the 2015 construction season)
Local companies and staff from design and engineering firms American Structure Point and GAI Consultants, along with landscaping architects, LandPlan Group, and construction company, Brooks Construction, are the lead companies on the project.
These improvements are viewed as transformative and the project is receiving $3 million from Legacy funds. Additional funds of approximately $1 million will come from the Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) funds for the area.