Roundabout Construction Still On Schedule (NBC33 VIDEO)

By Eric DeFreeuw - NBC33

September 3, 2014 Updated Sep 3, 2014 at 5:03 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) - Road work continues on the new five-way roundabout in downtown Fort Wayne.

Construction at Superior, Ewing, Fairfield, and Wells streets is still on-schedule and should be wrapping up by the beginning of October. At that time, traffic flow will flip to the west side of the circle and Ewing will be closed to allow work to be completed on that side of the street.

That phase of the project should last until the end of 2014.

Once the roundabout opens, city officials think it could change the landscape of the area.

"With so many things located in that area, with a change in the way some of the land in that area is being used people want to be in that area," says Frank Suarez with Fort Wayne City Utilities. "There's a need to improve the circulation for that business exposure and for people to be able to use that area as they want to."

The whole project is costing the city slightly more than $2.8 million, most of which is being paid for with Legacy funds.




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