New Jefferson Pointe road, roundabout plans tabled

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A decision on a new road and roundabout through the Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center will have to wait.

The Fort Wayne Plan Commission Monday night granted a request to continue discussion about the project 60 days. It will now be until at least December before it can be discussed and voted on by the plan commission.

The project calls for a street along with a roundabout through the interior or Jefferson Pointe. The mall’s developer wants to build it near the center of the campus.

The project would allow shoppers to reach stores that are currently only accessible on foot to drive up to them in vehicles. 

City officials appear to be on board with the plan and hope that it will be a positive addition to Fort Wayne.

“We hope that it keeps them as a long-term viable place that people love to go and shop and have a good time,” Patrick Zaharako, Fort Wayne City Engineer, said about the proposed project.

Entrances are planned on Illinois Road and West Jefferson Boulevard. 

There’s not an exact timeline for construction yet, but the roundabout is expected to be finished sometime next year. 

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story indicated the proposed plan for a new road and roundabout at Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center was preliminarily approval by the Fort Wayne Plan Commission. That is not accurate. WANE 15 received incorrect information from a city of Fort Wayne employee.

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