Downtown to 'Become More Attractive For Pedestrians'

By Kevin Kitt

Downtown to 'Become More Attractive For Pedestrians'

May 1, 2013 Updated May 1, 2013 at 11:02 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Mayor Tom Henry announced Wednesday that yet another section of downtown Fort Wayne will soon become more attractive for pedestrians.

One of the five traffic lanes on Clinton Street from Main to Berry streets will be closed to make way for a wider and slightly raised sidewalk.

According to officials, these improvements aim to accommodate people with disabilities, provide a buffer to traffic, and be filled with landscape planters.

“These improvements are part of our downtown revitalization efforts and will help transform the way people enjoy downtown,” said Mayor Henry. “We’re making steady progress on creating an environment where people can enjoy walking and all our City has to offer.”

Preliminary work is underway and construction should conclude by mid-summer, according to sources.

The project advances the priorities of Mayor Henry’s "Walk Fort Wayne Plan," adopted in early 2011. "Walk Fort Wayne" is a ten-year plan to make Fort Wayne a better place to walk by creating a transportation network that accommodates pedestrians and transit users along major roadways.

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