FORT WAYNE – The Allen County commissioners accepted nearly two more miles of roads into county supervision Friday, bringing the total number of county miles to 1,376.
Once accepted, the roads fall under the supervision of the county Highway Department, which is responsible for maintenance and upkeep.
The county certifies its total road mileage each year with the Indiana Department of Transportation to receive state funding for road repairs and maintenance. The state then reimburses Allen County.
This year, the county added about 7.5 miles of new roads to its inventory, said county highway Director Bill Hartman.
“We also lost a little bit – about 1,162 feet – from a small annexation project in Monroeville,” Hart said.
With the two miles accepted Friday, county officials expect the entire 7.5 miles of new road to bring in about $40,000 in additional funding next year, said Highway Department controller Kim Yagodinski.
The money goes into a fund dedicated for highway use, she said.