June 27, 2024 - The City of Fort Wayne was awarded an estimated $3.8 million in federal grant funding from the 2024 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program by the US Department of Transportation.

This project will plan multi-modal surface transportation enhancements along four corridors in the southeast quadrant of the city. The corridors include S. Anthony Boulevard, Paulding Road, Fairfield Avenue, and E. Tillman Road. The interconnected network of streets will be redesigned to address the high crash rate and speeding. Designs will calm traffic by reducing speeds through narrowed lanes and roadway reconfigurations, in an effort to increase safety. Designs for walking and biking infrastructure will create more accessible options of transport from surrounding neighborhoods and connect to transit hubs that provide connections to work, commerce, and recreation throughout the city. Planning efforts will seek to encourage modes of travel that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

“Investing in local infrastructure projects is one of the most important things that we do to help Fort Wayne be the best city possible for residents, neighborhoods, and businesses,” said Mayor Sharon Tucker. “It’s great to see our Public Works Division partnering with the federal government to bring needed funding to our community to make these important improvements.”

This planning portion of the RAISE grant covers 100% of the engineering costs. Once this project has been engineered and the construction costs have been estimated, the Public Works Division will apply for a construction grant through the RAISE program.

Since 2014, the City has invested more than $340 million in neighborhood infrastructure enhancements.