ROANOKE, Ind. (WANE) Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in Fort Wayne Thursday for a ground breaking ceremony to start a $19.1 million project in Allen and Huntington counties.
The C.R. 900 N/ Lafayette Center Road reconstruction project is planned from U.S. 24 in Huntington County to Fogwell Parkway in Allen County. That includes widening the road from two to four lanes, a center turn lane, paved shoulder, roadside ditching, a new grade-separated railroad crossing, widening of two existing bridges, upgraded traffic signals and intersection improvements.
“Roads mean jobs. And, the State’s investment to widen and modernize Lafayette Center Road is a prime example,” Governor Mike Pence said. “The upgrades to this vital piece of transportation infrastructure for the Fort Wayne area help employers in Northeast Indiana to expand operations and create jobs.”
The project will use funds from Major Moves 2020 and will improve capacity and mobility, reduce delays and provide a safer corridor to foster economic vitality and growth.
“My administration recognizes the positive effect infrastructure investment has on economic development, job creation, quality of life, and attracting and retaining talent,” Pence said. “That’s why, in partnership with the Indiana General Assembly, we’re investing more than $1.2 billion in transportation projects that will have a transformative impact across Indiana.”
The contract was awarded to Primco for $19.1 million and is expected to be completed by fall of 2018.