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NIRCC invites public to look at Draft 2040 Transportation Plan

Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council invites the public to take a look at the Draft 2040 Transportation Plan and the Fiscal Year 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program.

Posted: Apr 18, 2018 10:28 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Wednesday, the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council invited the public to take a look at the Draft 2040 Transportation Plan and the Fiscal Year 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program.

"It's just an opportunity to get feedback from the public," said Public Works Director Shan Gunawardena.

People who live in Fort Wayne, New Haven and Allen County came to learn about what transit, highway, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements the NIRCC is proposing.

"They are honestly doing a darn good job making sure that sidewalks are going to be and transit expanded where it can be," said resident Eli Samaan.

The proposal is a list of improvement projects over the next 25 years. Some are already under construction or starting soon.

"Dupont Road widening came through this planning process. Also the Mapel Crest widening project," said Gunawardena.

Everyone who attended had the chance to have their questions answered, and fill out a comment sheet. The NIRCC says they will consider any suggestions that the public makes.

"We can't do a project that would do a significant demand of loss of quality of life. Those are some of the things we listen to as we develop the plans," said Gunawardena.

NIRCC will accept comments until April 27. If you missed the event and would like to see the plan visit NIRCC.COM

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