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City of Fort Wayne announces major milestone in alley reconstruction

City officials announced the completion of five miles of alley reconstruction.

Posted: Oct 31, 2019 4:42 PM
Updated: Nov 1, 2019 9:54 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Fort Wayne city officials announced the repair of dilapadated pathways in the city, and say construction towards more reparis are still underway.

Mayor Tom Henry and city officials say improvements fit into the city council's commitment to strengthen neighborhoods, citing $180 million of investment in Fort Wayne since the start of the 2014 construction season.

For those who live along these alleys, they say the change will help beautify the city.

"We've always constantly had problems wth the alleys and potholes," says Edward Graf, the President of the Northside Neighborhood Association. "It's a safety concern and a health concen."

He and many in the Northside community say the last two years have brought major improvements.

"When the alleys are re-done there's more pride in the neighborhood and people will tend to take better care of it," says Graf.

In total, 37 alleys have been reconstructed over the past two years, with eight projects currently underway.

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