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Rousseau Centre slated for upgrade

Nine county buildings, including the Rousseau Centre, will be upgraded with new security systems after Allen County commissioners approved the nearly $93,000 project Friday.

The upgrade is necessary because the security systems are original to the buildings and outdated, buildings and grounds Superintendent Dan Freck said. More security features will be added with the new system and are especially vital to the Rousseau Centre, which houses public safety departments, including city and county police, he said.

The commissioners also approved an engineering study to come up with a plan to upgrade and add travel lanes on Diebold Road from North Clinton Street to East Dupont Road. Butler, Fairman and Seufert Inc. were hired for the $462,340 engineering project. Because it is a joint project, the cost will be split evenly between Fort Wayne and Allen County, County Highway Director Bill Hartman said.