SUMMARY OF THE FORT WAYNE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

RESOLUTION REVISED NOVEMBER 7, 2001

A resolution of the Fort Wayne Board of Public Works revised a policy for the utilization of City of Fort Wayne street light poles for displaying banners. This policy has two segments. One providing guidelines for banners in the Fort Wayne Central Business District, herein called CBD Banners, and the other providing guidelines in locations other than the Central Business District, herein called Neighborhood Banners.

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of permitting banners in the Central Business District (CBD) is to provide a festive atmosphere in the area. Banners will help to beautify downtown and reflect activities taking place in the City. They will be designed to attract the attention of vehicular as well as pedestrian traffic in order to promote activities and events of interest to the entire community.

Areas of particular interest, such as Freimann Square, the City-County Building, the Grand Wayne Center, the Performing Arts Center, and the north, south, east and west traffic corridors will be promoted as the primary areas within the CBD to display banners.

The purpose of permitting banners in neighborhoods is to provide for individual neighborhood name identification, local activities and events, and neighborhood recreational facilities.

 

PROCEDURES TO OBTAIN APPROVAL FOR DISPLAYING BANNERS


ON CITY OF FORT WAYNE STREET LIGHT POLES

In the CBD, all poles that are designated for approval to install banners are shown on the CBD Map. See instructions in A.1.

In neighborhoods, only certain poles belong to the City and some may not be approved by City Street Light Operations for banner display. Other poles, even though they may have street lights, belong to private utilities, e.g.: AEP, Verizon and Comcast. The City has no authority to grant permission to display banners on these poles. Permission to install banners would have to be obtained from the respective pole owners. All banners, however, that are to be displayed over public right-of-way must be approved by the City of Fort Wayne Sign Review Board and the Board of Public Works must approve the use of any City of Fort Wayne street light poles, according to the aforementioned resolution, based on the recommendation of City Street Light Operations.

 

All inquiries should be directed to the Supervisor of Traffic Operations at 427-2497.
A.NEW BANNER DISPLAYS

1. Click on MAP to display Central Business District boundaries. Select either a Central Business District or a Neighborhood package. Download and print the contents of the selected package.

2. Carefully read all procedures and specifications included in the package.

3. Complete the Banner Design Application for Approval form, the Banner Services Reservation form for CBD banners or the Banner Installation and Maintenance Agreement form for Neighborhood banners, and the Banner Location Request form. (All forms located in the package referred to in A.1.)

Artwork for proposed banners (in color and drawn to scale) must be provided for review and approval.

4. Return the three forms along with the artwork to the Transportation Administration office, Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St., Suite 210 shown in A.1. or complete and return the forms on line per the instructions on the website.

5. The Banner Design Application for Approval form and artwork will go to the Sign Review Board (SRB) for review and approval. Applicants are encouraged to contact the SRB staff prior to submitting the Approval Form at 427-1140, to discuss design proposals. Applications received by the end of the first week of the month will be considered by the SRB during the meeting that month to allow for SRB staff review prior to the meeting. The SRB reserves the right to refuse a banner design.

6. When approved, the SRB will issue a Certificate of Approval which will be sent to the applicant and copied to City Traffic Operations Sign Division who will then initiate a review of the Banner Services Reservation form or the Banner Installation and Maintenance Agreement form. When complete; Traffic Operations will report their recommendation to the applicant.

 

It is strongly recommended that no banners be produced prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Approval from the Sign Review Board and approval from Traffic Operations Sign Division.

It is also recommended that all forms be completed and returned as early as possible, but no later than 60 days before the beginning of the month in which banners are to be displayed. The City reserves the right to deny banner service to any organization which submits late forms. Forms will not be accepted prior to one year before the banners are to be installed.

In the CBD, the two month period from mid-November to mid-January is reserved exclusively for banners reflecting holiday related activities and events and sponsored by not-for-profit organizations. All such banners must meet the requirements of Section I, II, and III under the Banner Service Policy of the Fort Wayne Board of Public Works Banner Resolution.

 

B. BANNERS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE SIGN REVIEW BOARD

1. Download the appropriate package referred to in A.1.

2. Complete only the Banner Service Reservation form for CBD banners or the Banner Installation and Maintenance Agreement form for Neighborhood Banners along with the Banner Location Request form. (All forms located in the package referred to in A.1.)

3. Return these forms, along with a copy of the previous SRB Certificate of Approval or the SRB Case Number, as shown in A.4. at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day the banners are to be in place. The City reserves the right to deny banner service to any organization which submits late forms.

4. Traffic Operations will review the respective forms and report their recommendation to the applicant.

 

Weekend Events:  Saturday, April 23, 2016, The Color Run 5K

Route: Starting at Parkview Field. Baker St to Harrison St. Left onto W. Woodland, right onto S. Calhoun, right onto Pontiac, left onto Harrison, right onto W. Packard, right onto Hoagland, left onto Bass, right onto Fairfield, right onto Baker and return to Parkview Field.

Map of the Central Business District

If you would like your banner to appear on any of the street light poles located within the boundaries of the following map, please download the Business District Package. (Requires Acrobat Reader.)

If the street light pole does not appear on this map, download the  Neighborhood Package.  (Requires Acrobat Reader.)

After downloading; read the package information, fill out the forms and mail or submit to Citizens Square, Attn: Transportation Administration, 200 E. Berry St., Ste 210, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

Current 2018 CBD banner map

The City ofFort Wayne is evaluating the use of new LED street lights and would like your opinion. You may view the LED fixtures at the following locations:

 

 500-1100 East Washington Boulevardhanna mckinnie anthony LED

3700-3800 Plymouth Road

SW corner ofWest Jefferson Boulevard and South Harrison Street

200 East Berry Street at the new Citizens Square Office Building

The South Harrison Street railroad underpass south of Baker Street

Hillegas Road and Independence Drive intersection

Hillegas Road and Butler Road intersection

Hillegas Road and California Road intersection

Ardmore Avenue between West Jefferson Boulevard and Taylor Street

East Pontiac Street between Anthony Boulevard and Warsaw Street

West Main Street between Leesburg Road and the Saint Mary’s River

Coldwater Road and Union Chapel Road intersection

The cloverleaf intersection of East Washington Boulevard and Coliseum BoulevardANTHONY OXFORD LED

Stellhorn Road and Arlington Parkway intersection

Saint Joe Center Road and Wheelock Road intersection

Burnham Woods Lane

West Jefferson Boulevard railroad underpass

Fairfield Avenue and Ewing Street railroad underpasses south of Superior Street

Centennial Industrial Park between Goshen Road and Hillegas Road

Coldwater Road from Coliseum Boulevard to Washington Center Road

Coliseum Boulevard from New Haven Avenue to east of Goshen Road

The Hanna Street railroad underpass

The Anthony Boulevard railroad underpass. (top picture)

The Superior Circle Roundabout

The Maysville Road Roundabout

McKinnie Avenue from Anthony Boulevard to Hessen Cassel Road

Several S. Anthony Boulevard intersections. (bottom picture)

Broadway north of Bluffton Road

The History Center parking lot

 

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Street Closings and Lane Restriction Map
   For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172
TYPELOCATIONFROMTOSTART DATEEND DATEDETAILSCONTACT INFO
Untitled5 8 19 Freeman St Covington Rd Nuttman Ave
5/21/19 5/21/19

Gas line work

NIPSCO will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.

City of FW –
Right of Way Dept
427-6155

Untitled5 8 19 Maplecrest Rd St. Joe Center Evard 5/8/19 5/23/19 Intermittent Lane Restrictions - drainage work
WPCM will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.
City of FW –
Right of Way Dept
427-6155
Stonehedge Blvd Abbey Dr Old Dover Blvd 3/18/19 5/25/19 City of Fort Wayne bridge replacement project - Pioneer Associates, the contractor doing the work, will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone City of FW - Transportation Engineering
427-1172
Superior St Harrison Calhoun 2/25/19 6/1/19 Rothenberger Company Inc. will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.  There will be a marked detour using Harrison Street, Main Street, and Calhoun Street for this project. City of FW – Utilities Engineering
427-5605
Edgewood Ave N.
Clinton St.
Lima Rd 5/21/19 6/7/19

Single lane restriction - water main project 

Midwest Trenchless Services will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.

City of FW – Utilities Engineering
427-5605
St. Joe Ctr Rd Riviera Dr Martin Luther Dr 4/29/19 7/12/19 Traffic will be moved to the north side of the road to allow construction to the south side of the road.  E&B Paving will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone City of FW – Traffic Engineering
427-1172
Kroemer Road US 30 California 5/20/19 6/14/19

This closure is for a roadway construction project. Construction will be approximately 1200 feet south of US 30. Sweetwater traffic will have access maintained from the north (US 30) and Integer will have access maintained from the south (California Rd).

Brooks Construction will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone. There will be a marked detour using US 30, Flaugh Road, and California Road for this project.

City of FW –
Right of Way Dept
427-6155

W. Jefferson Blvd Webster Harrison 5/14/18 7/1/19

Single lane/south side of road -Construction of Hampton Inn


The Shiel Sexton Company is the prime contractor and be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.

City of FW –

Right of Way Dept

427-6155

Ferguson Rd Bluffton Rd Ardmore Ave 4/9/19 8/9/19

Westbound closure

The closure will allow E&B Paving to do construction work for a City of Fort Wayne Transportation project. E&B Paving will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.      


DETOUR: Bluffton Road, Airport Expressway and Ardmore Avenue – Southbound Ardmore Avenue to remain open

City of FW - Transportation Engineering

427-1172

Ardmore Ave Ferguson Airport Expressway 4/9/19 8/9/19

Northbound closure

The closure will allow E&B Paving to do construction work for a City of Fort Wayne Transportation project. E&B Paving will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.     

City of FW - Transportation Engineering

427-1172

Hillegas Rd California Coliseum Blvd 4/1/19 7/15/19

InDOT bridge & roadway reconstruction project - Hillegas will be open to local traffic up to the construction limits. 

The City of Fort Wayne has established a local detour:

Southbound traffic detours will include the following: Washington Center Road to U.S. 33 to U.S. 30 to West Coliseum to Hillegas. 

Northbound traffic detours will include: Hillegas to West Coliseum to U.S. 30 to U.S. 33 to Washington Center Road. 

City of FW – Traffic Engineering
427-1172
Dupont Road Salomon Farm Dawsons Creek Blvd/La Cabreah Ln 4/30/18 2019 TBD

Traffic delays are expected and motorists should allow for additional travel time in the area.

The road is open to local traffic only (those using Dupont to visit businesses or to access their home)
Through traffic from Coldwater to Lima will have a detour of either Carroll Road or Wallen Road.
Visitors to Salomon Farm and west of the closure will have access from Lima Road.
Visitors to the Parkview YMCA and businesses east of the closure will have access from Coldwater Road.

Improvements to enhance safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are underway on Dupont between Lima & Coldwater Rd
Follow the link for project details: https://www.cityoffortwayne.org/www.cityoffortwayne.org/dupont

City of FW – Traffic Engineering
427-1172
Superior St Wells Calhoun 8/7/17 2019 TBD

Promenade Park Construction

Harrison Street will close to through traffic between Superior Street and the St. Mary’s River.

The closure of Harrison Street will be required for new storm water and sewer improvements, utility relocations and also for the construction of the new park.

Rivergreenway Trail users will begin using an alternative route bypassing the construction zone. Trail users will be detoured using sidewalks along 3rd Street & Wells Street.

Hagerman Construction will be doing the work and is anticipating a 2019 completion. For further information you may visit the website at http://riverfrontf

City of FW – Traffic Engineering
427-1172