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Fort Wayne Receives $5.6 Million Grant for Road Safety

Aerial view over the downtown city skyline of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Will the road safety projects help prevent car accidents?

Fort Wayne, Indiana recently received $5.6 million in federal funding designed to improve the city's streets and hopefully prevent car accidents in the future at certain dangerous intersections where pedestrians and others are often at risk, according to a Fox 55 Fort Wayne news story about the improvement projects.

"Neighborhoods are the backbone of Fort Wayne, and I'm encouraged by our Public Works Division's ongoing commitment to leading infrastructure improvement projects that will have a lasting and meaningful impact," Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry said in an interview with Fox 55 News.

Road improvement projects slated for Fort Wayne, IN

Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the City of Fort Wayne's Public Works Division a $5.6 million federal grant as part of the Safe Streets and Roads for All program, according to Fox 55 News. Since 2014, Fort Wayne has spent more than $297 million on neighborhood infrastructure improvements.

The recent $5.6 million in federal funding will be spent on "improvements to the Broadway & Taylor corridors and will address substantial safety problems along two roadway corridors and multiple access points and intersections," according to Fox 55 News.

Such road improvements include the construction of a single-lane roundabout, pedestrian islands in the middle of the road, making crosswalks more visible, and installing traffic calming features designed to slow down traffic, Fox 55 News reported.

Why are improvements being made to Fort Wayne's Broadway & Taylor corridor?

The federally-funded improvements are being made due to "safety issues" involving Fort Wayne's Broadway and Taylor corridor. Specifically, such safety issues involve "left turn crashes, speeding, and pedestrian safety issues," according to Fox 55 News.

"The Broadway and Taylor corridors are a vital part of our local transportation system," Mayor Henry said in an interview with Fox 55 News. "Being in position to make necessary upgrades through this federal grant will enhance safety, traffic flow and quality of life for motorists, residents and nearby neighborhoods."

What are the common causes of car accidents in Fort Wayne?

While accidents can happen for any reason, some of the most common causes of car accidents in Fort Wayne include:

  • Speeding, which accounted for 44 percent of car accident fatalities in Allen County, Indiana (which includes Fort Wayne) in 2021, according to accident data collected by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Drunk driving, which contributed to 31 percent of car accident deaths in Allen County, IN in 2021.
  • Intersection accidents, which added up to 37 percent of car accident fatalities in Allen County in 2021 and which are often associated with drivers not stopping at a stop sign or running a red light.
  • Distracted driving, especially texting while driving, even though it's against the law in Indiana.

Why should I hire a Fort Wayne car accident attorney?

Car accidents can happen fast in Fort Wayne. However, the impact of a collision caused by another driver can last long afterward. Suddenly, you might be in a lot of pain and suffering due to a serious injury sustained in a rear-end accident or head-on collision. Whatever the circumstances of your car accident, you need to act fast to protect your rights and demand the compensation you rightfully deserve.

An experienced Fort Wayne car accident lawyer at Glaser & Ebbs, Attorneys At Law can help you every step of the way. We know the law and understand how the legal system works in Indiana. That's why we have such a strong track record of success.

Put the Indiana law firm with 100 years of trial experience to work on your legal case. Contact us and schedule a free case evaluation with a Fort Wayne car accident attorney who is determined to win. We have six offices conveniently located throughout Indiana, including offices in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. We also work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only have to pay us if we secure a financial settlement or verdict for you.

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