News release from INDOT:
INDOT Fort Wayne District Cuts Ribbon on New Administration Building
ADA-accessible facility built to serve area for generations to come
(May 31, 2013) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District held a ribbon-cutting celebration today for the opening of its new Administration facility.
The current Administration building has served the Fort Wayne District for more than 40 years. The new facility is designed for improved communication, moving personnel from three current campus facilities into one location. Additionally, the facility is ADA handicapped-accessible and it addresses storage and space concerns for the district.
“The new Administration facility for the INDOT Fort Wayne District more than doubles the area of the current Administration building, and it almost triples the number of work spaces. It is ADA-compliant, and its modern architecture includes such safety features as a fire-protected sprinkler system,” said INDOT Fort Wayne District Deputy Commissioner Todd Johnson.
The new Administration building is 26,400 square feet in area, with 96 work spaces, three small conference rooms and one dividable conference room. The architect was Synthesis Architectural Design Solutions. The general contractor was Fetters Construction. The cost of the facility was $5.5 million.
The INDOT Fort Wayne District is responsible for maintaining 4,799 lane miles of state roads, 525 lane miles of interstate, 1,238 large culverts, 742 state bridges, 143 snow routes, 459 traffic signals, 217 flashers, 60,000 sheet road signs, and 1,200 panel signs. There are four sub-districts (Bluffton, Elkhart, Fort Wayne and Wabash) and 17 counties (Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Grant, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, Whitley and parts of Blackford, Fulton and Jay) within the Fort Wayne District. The INDOT Fort Wayne District has 452 employees.