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Plans are moving forward for a new pedestrian crossing near Highway 41 and Washington Avenue. 

Fort Wayne Breaks Ground On Giant Sewer Tunnel

Jun 15, 2017

Fort Wayne public officials broke ground on the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history in an effort to improve water quality and reduce the amount of sewage that flows into rivers.

The city’s combined sewer system can cause sewage to overflow into rivers when it rains. A new five mile, $188 million tunnel will reduce those overflows by 90 percent.

Mayor Tom Henry says while public officials don’t often campaign on utility projects, providing “good, safe, clean water to our citizens” is one of the most important things the city can do.