City Engineering Department 


The City Engineer serves as the technical advisor and supervisor for the Department of Transportation in the Division of Public Works. The City Engineer oversees the preparation of plans and specifications for the Transportation Capital Improvement Projects, rehabilitation and all other improvement projects necessary for the safe, efficient and economical operation of the Public Works Division. The City of Fort Wayne has invested significant funds into our local streets.

Goals and Objectives 

  • To plan, develop, bid and manage the construction of the Transportation Capital Improvement Program through CEDIT, LIT, Local Road and Street funds and other funding sources.

  • Prepare and update a Project Status Report that compiles and lists projects in progress and completed projects for the Urban Transportation Advisory Board.

  • Provides technical assistance to Mayor, Board of Public Works and City Council in selecting Capital Improvement Projects

Complete Streets

  • Complete Streets are streets designed and operated to enable safe use and support mobility for all users. Those include people of all ages and abilities, regardless of whether they are travelling as drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, or public transportation riders. 

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

  • Visit the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) website to view a list of short and long term transportation improvement projects in the Transportation Plan.

Contact the City Engineer:

Patrick Zaharako, City Engineer: 260-427-1172 -or- E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.