A new 25-foot lighted gateway marker at Ardmore Avenue and Airport Expressway – designed to help make a favorable first impression to visitors – is part of improvements in the area including a new center turn lane, new street lighting, trees and an asphalt trail along the east side of Ardmore. The trail is the third phase of the planned Ardmore Avenue Trail, a 6-mile route from Jefferson Boulevard to the airport. Staff photo by Michelle Davies
A new 25-foot lighted gateway marker at Ardmore Avenue and Airport Expressway – designed to help make a favorable first impression to visitors – is part of improvements in the area including a new center turn lane, new street lighting, trees and an asphalt trail along the east side of Ardmore. The trail is the third phase of the planned Ardmore Avenue Trail, a 6-mile route from Jefferson Boulevard to the airport. Staff photo by Michelle Davies

Fort Wayne officials on Wednesday dedicated a second chance to make a first impression at the southeast corner of Ardmore Avenue and Airport Expressway.

Mayor Tom Henry cut a red ribbon to celebrate completion of project that includes a 25-foot monument-style sign, street widening, decorative street lights, four other directional signs, a trail segment, curb cuts and ramps, and curb and drainage improvements.

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