FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fifty miles of roads will be paved and 10 miles of concrete street reconstruction will take place during the 2014 construction season as part of an ambitious infrastructure improvement plan announced by the City of Fort Wayne Thursday morning.
Sidewalks and curbs in several locations are also slated for repair as part of the $20 million project. The work is expected to get underway in late March or early April depending on the weather. There will also be 12 miles of chip and seal repairs.
Full list | 2014 Fort Wayne infrastructure projects
According to a press release issued by the City, a financial plan passed by City Council last summer made additional funding available on a yearly basis to maintain the City’s transportation system. That comes to $13.6 million for 2014.
In addition to the $13.6 million, an infrastructure bond proposed by Mayor Henry was supported by City Council and will provide an additional $10 million each year for three years beginning this year for street and road work. The bond, along with pay-as-you-go funding for future projects, will allow the City to complete the backlog of street and road projects by the end of 2018.
Full map | The full map of 2014 public works projects