FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A roundabout on the northwest side of town is open to traffic after several delays.
The Allen County Public Information Office announced today that the roundabout project at Bass and Hadley Roads was officially opened to traffic on Friday.
Fort Wayne’s NBC previously reported that initial project plans called for a December opening. That was delayed until January, and later, to Feb. 8. Allen County Highway Department officials cited issues related to the railroad track that cuts through the interchange.
In the release sent out Friday, officials said their initial plan was to have all work finished and the intersection reopened by December of last year. But because railroad tracks run through the roundabout, extra time was needed to insure state and federal safety requirements were being met.
Although the roundabout is now open, residents can expect another construction project in the next year or two, as a roundabout is installed at the intersection of Bass and Thomas Road.