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.

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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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pdfStreet closing & lane restrictions map (click here)*May not be current*

 For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Harrison Street

Please be advised that beginning Monday January 22, 2018 Harrison Street will be closed to traffic between Wayne Street and Berry Street.  This closure will be a part of the AEP’s Underground Network Reconstruction Project north phase.  The Robert Henry Corporation will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating south bound Harrison Street will reopen to traffic on Friday January 26, 2018 and north bound will reopen Friday February 2, 2018. Robert Henry Corporation will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Clinton Street Restriction - Revised

Please be advised that beginning immediately there will be a lane restriction Clinton Street between Berry and Jefferson Boulevard in downtown Fort Wayne.  This restriction will allow crews to repair utility lines.  WPCM will be doing the work and weather permitting will be completed by Thursday January 18, 2018WPCM will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Superior Street Lane Restrictions - Revised

Please be advised that on Friday January 19, 2018 there will be lane restrictions on Superior Street between Van Buren Street and Fairfield Avenue. These restrictions will be for at City Utilities Engineering storm project. Insituform will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed the same day. Insituform will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone. For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Van Buren Street Closure - Revised

Please be advised that beginning Thursday January 18, 2018, Van Buren Street will be closed to through traffic between Main Street and Superior Street. This closure will be for at City Utilities Engineering storm project.  Insituform will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed the same day.  Insituform will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.  There will be a marked detour for this project.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.


Clay Street Lane Restrictions - Revised

Please be advised that on Thursday January 18, 2018 there will be lane restrictions on Clay Street between Wayne Street and Washington Street.  These restrictions will be for at City Utilities Engineering storm project.  Insituform will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed on Saturday January 20, 2018.  Insituform will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Coliseum Boulevard Closure

Please be advised that Sunday evening beginning at 11:00 pm Coliseum Boulevard will be closed to through traffic between Anthony Boulevard and Crescent Avenue. This restriction will be for Primco, Inc. to place bridge structures across Coliseum Boulevard as a part of the new pedestrian walkway project connecting Ivy Tech and Purdue University-Fort Wayne.  Primco, Inc. will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed by 5:00 am, Monday January 15, 2018.  Work will be performed during late night & early morning hours to reduce traffic impact on Coliseum Boulevard.  Primco, Inc. will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.  There will be a detour for this project using Anthony Boulevard, St Joe River Drive, and Crescent Avenue.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Indiana Department of Transportation at 1-866-227-3555.

Superior Street Daytime Closure

Please be advised that beginning Tuesday January 16, 2018 Superior Street will be restricted between Calhoun Street and Harrison Street during daytime hours. This restriction will be for work on Superior Lofts shifting traffic lanes into single lanes through the work zone.  Real America LLC will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating the restrictions will be completed on Thursday January 18, 2018.  Real America LLC will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone. Traffic will be maintained in each direction through the work zone.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.


New Haven Avenue Lane Restrictions

Please be advised beginning Thursday January 11, 2018 there will be lane restrictions on New Haven Ave. between Coliseum Blvd and Holly Avenue. This restriction will allow crews to repair a manhole. Frontier Communications will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed on Friday January 12, 2018.  Frontier will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Hanna Street Lane Restriction

Please be advised that beginning Tuesday January 9, 2017 there will be lane restrictions on Hanna Street north of Lewis Street for the duration of the day.  This restriction will be for Insituform to make storm sewer repairs within the pavement.  Insituform will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed on Tuesday January 9, 2017.  Insituform will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone. Traffic will be maintained through the workzone.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.


Washington Boulevard Lane Restriction

Please be advised that beginning Tuesday January 9, 2018, Washington Boulevard will have a single lane restriction along the north side of the road between Barr Street and Clinton Street. This restriction is due to a utility repair project for underground communication lines.  Baseline NXC LLC will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed on Thursday January 11, 2018.  Baseline NXC LLC will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.


Van Buren Street Closure

Please be advised that beginning Wednesday January 10, 2018, Van Buren Street will be closed to through traffic between Main Street and Superior Street. This closure will be for at City Utilities Engineering storm project.  Insituform will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed on Thursday January 11, 2018.  Insituform will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.  There will be a marked detour for this project using Superior Street, Fairfield Avenue and Main Street.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.


Lake Avenue Closure - REVISED

Please be advised that due to weather the planned closure for Lake Avenue will be postponed until Wednesday January 10, 2018. Again, this is for the closure of Lake Avenue between Crescent Avenue and Anthony Blvd.  This closure is part of a City Utilities sewer separation project.  Ironclad Excavating will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed by Friday, January 12, 2018.  Ironclad 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 Crescent Ave and State Blvd for east bound traffic and Anthony Blvd and Wayne St for west bound traffic.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Till Road Closure
Please be advised that beginning Tuesday December 5, 2017 Till Road will be closed to through traffic between Lima Road and Dawsons Creek Blvd.  This closure will be for a City Transportation Engineering project which will include pavement stabilization and shoulder improvements.  Bunn Inc. will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating the closure will run until January 31, 2018.  Bunn will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.  There will be a marked detour for this project using Lima Road, Dupont Road, and Dawsons Creek Blvd.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Promenade Park Construction
Please be advised that beginning Monday August 7, 2017 there will be lane restrictions along Superior Street between Wells Street and Calhoun Street in the westbound lanes. This restriction is the beginning of the first phase of Riverfront Development, Promenade Park. Lane restrictions are being set on Superior Street to protect the work zone and allow for construction traffic. Lane Restrictions along Superior Street will remain in effect through the project.

Beginning the week of August 14, 2017, 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. Also beginning the week of August 14th, 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://riverfrontfw.org/ or call the Fort Wayne Parks.