Next phase of Bass Road project to begin

Seal of Allen County

Allen County Board of Commissioners news release:

Next Phase of Bass Road Reconstruction to Begin
Closing of Bass from Thomas to Hillegas Roads scheduled into November.

(March 4, 2021) — The next phase of the Bass Road reconstruction project is set to begin, the Allen County Highway Department announced today.

During this phase, Bass Road will be widened from Thomas Road to Hillegas Road, a center turn lane and curbs will be added, and a roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Bass and Thomas. Construction of a new storm sewer has already started and will run the length of the project.

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Beginning March 8, Bass Road will be closed from just west of Thomas Road to Hillegas Road. The closure is scheduled to run until the early part of November. Barricades will be placed on Thomas Road notifying of the closure. The marked detour route will be Kroemer Road/Haeman Road to Leesburg Road to Hillegas Road.

Primco, Inc. is the main contractor for this phase of the project after submitting the low bid of $4.6 million. The multi-phased Bass Road project will eventually bring a variety of improvements to the highway extending from Hillegas Road through Scott Road.

Download more AFW news releases from Allen County Government.

Read more AroundFortWayne posts on the Bass Road improvement project.


  1. Just another road without bike lanes. “Multi-use” paths are simply glorified sidewalks, which are useless for serious cyclists. It’s so awesome constantly dodging pedestrians and having to stop at every side street and driveway. Indiana is the worst state for bicyclists in the US.


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