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Work begins on downtown Fort Wayne roundabout

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 8:09 am

Mayor Tom Henry speaks to reporters, neighborhood leaders and others Tuesday before breaking ground on a $4 million traffic roundabout at Superior, Wells, Fairfield and Ewing just north of downtown Fort Wayne. In addition to connecting the five-way intersection, the project will convert Fairfield and Ewing to two-way traffic and will include landscaping, sidewalks, bike lanes and other improvements. Work is expected to be complete in two construction seasons.

Henry said the project will improve mileage and air quality by reducing stops and improving traffic flow through the intersection. To Henry's left is University of Saint Francis President Sister Elise Kris, whose school is developing a downtown campus nearby. To his right is Director of Public Works Bob Kennedy