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New road project coming to Fort Wayne

Some of those roads getting a makeover include West State Boulevard, Dupont Road, and Maysville Road. .

Posted: Jan 8, 2018 9:44 PM
Updated: Jan 9, 2018 9:41 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)-Have you ever heard the phrase going on the straight and narrow?

Some drivers say West State Boulevard is anything but that. 

"Difficult to turn left is probably a common thing that I see," Tonya Bulau said.

City Public Works said it's an area prone to accidents so they decided to straighten it and add more room for drivers and people who walk.

"Right now, the sidewalk is very narrow and right up against the road, with this change, you will have a park strip and then the sidewalk will be a seperate trail on one side. It will connect a lot of students that walk to Northside High School from that area," Frank Suarez said.

These federal funded projects are geared toward focusing on growing neighborhoods and elimnating traffic.

The two year project also includes enhancements to Dupont Road between Lima and Coldwater. It also includes Maysville Road.

The trail portion for all three roads will be done this year. 

"A lot of people try to focus on downtown and when you look at the Public Works for 2017, we did one road in downtown. All the rest were neighborhoods," Suarez added.

Kim Moore said she has no complaints now that she doesn't have to take another route home.

"We go down North Clinton to Dupont to avoid traffic on Coldwater and Dupont Road. I think it's a good idea for the city to get new updates," she said.

The city is also looking to add a five points roundabout on Goshen Avenue, but you'll have to wait for that transformation next year.

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