April 28, 2017 - A significant project that will enhance safety and improve Coldwater Road for motorists and pedestrians, begins Monday, May 1. The improvements will replace the road surface, enhance safety for pedestrians and motorists, improve storm drainage and augment the area with trees and landscaping.
On Monday, May 1, crews will begin placing signage with lane closures expected by Wednesday on the outside lanes (closest to the curbs) in both directions. With approximately 27,000 vehicles using Coldwater Road each day the lane restrictions will cause travel delays. Motorists should plan accordingly.
The improvements on Coldwater will go from Coliseum Boulevard to Washington Center Road. The first phase of the project is between Coliseum and Essex Lane.
Safety improvements for motorists include new left turn lanes with an improved line-of-sight for drivers along with flashing yellow turn signals. Pedestrian features include the addition of crosswalk safety signals at the four crossing intersections and refuge islands at the midpoint of crossing. Trees will adorn the median and new gutter lines along with additional green space will assist with stormwater management.
The project represents an investment of $4.165 million. Brooks Construction is performing the work which is scheduled for completion in November of this year.
Residents can find lane closure and construction updates on major thoroughfares like Coldwater, by visiting cityoffortwayne.org/streets.