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Future Allen Co. road project gets federal funding

ALLEN CO., Ind (WANE) - A county road project got a financial boost from the federal government.  

The Indiana Department of Transportation told county officials more than $6.5 million in federal funds has been awarded for the Fogwell Parkway project. The county expects more money from the government in later phases.

The county plans to reconstruct a one-mile section of the four-lane road from Lafayette Center to Winters roads, near the General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly Plant. Fogwell Parkway has been damaged from years of heavy truck traffic, an ineffective underdrain system and adverse weather effects, according to the county. 

County officials cited its concern in the federal government funding application that if the pavement continues to deteriorate, driving on the road could be dangerous for drivers. 

The roadway would receive new pavement underdrains, curb, gutter and guardrail upgrades. It would also have new signage and drainage as needed. Overall, the project will cost $8.9 million.  

Bidding for the project is likely to start in 2023. 

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