The State Boulevard Reconstruction project has been a discussion for several years now and tonight some of the preliminary design aspects were discussed as well as the safety concerns that residents in the area have.
Frank Suarez public information officer for the public works says that these meetings have been going on for 6 years.
Suarez said, "Preliminary renders that have been designed so people can give comment its part of the federal process."
Suarez added that 80 percent of the funding comes from the federal government and 20 percent comes from Fort Wayne.
The bridge is being paid for 20 percent by Allen County and tonight's hearing encouraged questions to be submitted to the Federal Highway Department.
Suarez stated, "These comments will be part of the document going to the Federal Highway Department."
With 20,000 cars going through here each day Susan Haneline is thrilled with the reconstruction project. She said, "This project addresses moving the roadway away from the neighborhood and allowing families, pedestrians, and children the opportunity to enjoy their neighborhood."
Haneline added this project isnt about the Federal Government taking houses saying, "We're thrilled that they are addressing the issues of safety and flooding all of that with this project."