FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – Halfway through a closure of Bass Road for several months, there are tangible signs of what commuters will experience once the project is completed.
The $ 4.6 million project began in March on Bass Road between Thomas Road and Hillegas Road. When completed, drivers will benefit from widened lanes, a new central turning lane and a roundabout at the intersection of Thomas and Bass roads. A footpath will also be added along the roadway.
Project manager Margaret Hershberger confirmed that progress on the new section of Bass Road is on schedule and is expected to be completed in early November. Once completed, commuters will have another option when traveling to downtown Fort Wayne.
“Commuters will just have a much better and safer trip to and from the city,” Hershberger said. “It’s a great way to get to the city center.”
Currently, teams are pouring concrete for the section of the roadway. Watch below for a detailed look at how the teams are preparing the new section of Bass Road.
The current project is the second phase of a major project along this road, with improvements to come on Bass Road between Hillegas Road and Scott Road.