The Allen County Highway Department's mission is to build better roads that people may travel freely, comfortably, and safely in the pursuit of their daily interests and activities. That businesses and industries may have convenient highways for the transportation of goods and services.
The Allen County Highway is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of 1,332 lane miles of public roadways, 392 bridges, over 800 culverts, 4,500 signs, 30 traffic signals, 600 miles of pavement markings, hundreds of drainage structures, and many miles of side ditches along our county roads.
The Highway Department is operated from three different locations. The Central office is located in downtown Fort Wayne. This office houses the Administration, Engineering, Technical Services Divisions.. The Central office oversees the department's budget and administers all our maintenance and construction programs. Our North and South Maintenance Facilities handle the day-to-day maintenance of our roads; this may include berming, patching, mowing, grading, brush cutting, and snow/ice removal.
The dividing line between the North Maintenance Facility and the South Maintenance Facility is Bass Road and the Maumee River.
Our Sign Shop, located near the North Maintenance Facility, maintains all our traffic signs and some pavement markings.