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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pdfCity, County, INDOT, Combined  Road Closings & Lane Restrictions Map
For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Hanna and McKinnie Intersection Closure

Please be advised that beginning Monday October 15, 2018 the intersection of Hanna Street and McKinnie Avenue will be closed to thru traffic.  This closure will allow crews to repair sewer lines.  WPCM crews will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed on Thursday October 18, 2018.  WPCM will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone. There will be a marked detour route.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact the Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Calhoun Street Closure

Please be advised that beginning Wednesday October 17, 2018 Calhoun Street between Main Street and Superior Street will be closed to through traffic.  This closure will be for a City Utilities Engineering project.  API Construction will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating the work will be completed by Friday October 19, 2018.  API 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 City Utilities Engineering at 427-2705.

State Boulevard Between Wells Street and Clinton Street -

In preparation for the 2019 road and bridge improvements to State Boulevard, several utilities will relocate transmission lines over the next few months. That work begins on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, when NIPSCO will relocate a gas line in the center of State.  The work will require the road to close to through traffic until November 28, 2018.

A marked detour for through traffic includes Spy Run Avenue/North Clinton Street/Lima Road to Fernhill Avenue to Wells Street. (see attached map)

Relocating underground utilities clears the way for INDOT to receive bids in February 2019 for construction of Phase II of the State Boulevard improvement project. Construction is expected to start in March of next year.  Phase II is between Clinton and Cass Street and includes the replacement of a 90-year old bridge over Spy Run Creek, the realignment of the road, additional travel lanes in each direction, a turn lane where needed, a protected sidewalk on the north side of the road and a trail on the south side of the road, landscaping, and decorative lighting.

Following the NIPSCO relocation project, other utilities will work in the area causing some minor traffic delays, but the road will remain open.  Additional work will be done by AEP, Frontier, Indiana Fiber Network and US Signal.

Phase I of State Boulevard project between Clinton Street and Spy Run Avenue is nearing completion.  The road is open to traffic and the remaining work will wrap-up in the next three weeks. Phase I added a westbound travel lane to alleviate traffic that currently backs up on the Ian Rolland Bridge, a sidewalk buffered by a park strip on the north side of the road, a trail on the south side, decorative lighting, and an improved turn lane for eastbound traffic turning north onto Spy Run. 

For updates and additional information visit cityoffortwayne.org/state.

Click Here  -  For a map of the marked detour route for this phase of work on State Boulevard

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Hobson Road Lane Restriction

Please be advised that beginning Thursday September 20, 2018 there will be a single lane restriction on Hobson Road between State Blvd. and Lake Avenue.  This restriction will allow crews to work on a City of Fort Wayne trail project.  Brooks Construction will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed Friday October 26, 2018.  Brooks 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 Transportation Engineering Department at 427-1172.

N. Anthony Blvd Lane Restrictions

Please be advised that beginning Tuesday August 28, 2018 there will be a change to the lane restrictions on N. Anthony Blvd. between Crescent Avenue and Coliseum Blvd. Traffic will be moved to the outside lanes to allow construction of the inside lanes.  These restrictions are part of a City of Fort Wayne Transportation Project.  Brooks Construction will be doing the work and weather permitting this phase will be completed by October 31, 2018.  Brooks Construction 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 Transportation Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Lake Avenue Lane Restriction

Please be advised that beginning Thursday August 23, 2018 there will be a single lane restriction on Lake Avenue between Beacon Street and Laverne Avenue.  This restriction will allow crews to work on a City of Fort Wayne trail project.  Brooks Construction will be doing the work and weather permitting is anticipating work will be completed Friday October 26, 2018.  Brooks 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 Transportation Engineering Department at 427-1172.

State Blvd Project Lane Restrictions - Revised

Please be advised that beginning Thursday June 28, 2018 there will be a change to the lane restrictions on the State Blvd. project.  Brooks Construction will be shifting traffic to south lanes between Eastbrook Road and Pleasant Avenue. Also the first part of this phase will include a single right lane restriction on Clinton Street at State Blvd. Weather permitting this phase will be completed by October 12, 2018.  Brooks Construction 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 Transportation Engineering Department at 427-1172.

Jefferson Boulevard Lane Restriction

Please be advised that beginning Monday May 14, 2018 Jefferson Boulevard will have a single lane restriction along the south side of the road between Webster Street and Harrison Street in downtown Fort Wayne. This restriction is required for the construction of the Hampton Inn.  The Hampton Inn & Suites will have approximately 125 rooms that will support the Grand Wayne Center and its growing convention business as well as business and leisure travelers looking to be close to downtown amenities.  The Shiel Sexton Company will be the prime contractor for the project and weather permitting is planning a July 2019 completion.  The Shiel Sexton Company 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.


Dupont Road Reconstruction

Please click here to see a map of the detour route

The Dupont Road Construction project moves into a new phase on Monday, April 30 ­– one that will close the road to through traffic between Lima Road and Coldwater Road for about four months.   The actual closure is between Salomon Farm and Dawsons Creek Boulevard/La Cabreah Lane. The road will be open only for local traffic – 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. Traffic delays are expected and motorists should allow for additional travel time in the area.

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 Road and Coldwater Road. Enhancements include expanding the road to four lanes with a turn lane, where needed, adding a sidewalk on the north side of the road and a trail on the south side of the road.    A pedestrian/bicycle crossing, under the road, will connect the Pufferbelly Trail from Salomon Farm Park to the existing trail north of Dupont Road.   Currently, there is no pedestrian infrastructure on Dupont.

The project, which addresses safety and congestion, will take place over two construction seasons with completion coming in 2019.  Weekly updates can be found at www.cityoffortwayne.org/dupont

Up to 25,000 vehicles use this stretch of Dupont Road each day. 

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.

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS:

Hillegas Road Closure

Please be advised that beginning today Hillegas Road between W. Coliseum Blvd. and Washington Center Road will be closed to through traffic.  This closure is required for an INDOT bridge reconstruction project.  INDOT is anticipating that weather permitting Hillegas Road will re-open to traffic November 27, 2018.  There will be a marked detour using W. Coliseum Blvd, Goshen Road, and Washington Center Road.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact INDOT at (855) 463-6848.

 

Coldwater Road and Coliseum Boulevard

Please be advised that there will be lane restrictions at the intersection of Coldwater Road and Coliseum Boulevard. These restrictions will allow INDOT contracted crews to begin widening work at the intersection.  New construction will consist of adding additional lanes on Coliseum Boulevard for turning traffic.  Restrictions are to begin on May 4, 2018 and continue through August.  Traffic will be maintained through the work zone.  For further information or for problems that may develop contact INDOT at (855) 463-6848

 

ALLEN COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

 

Bass Road - Hadley Road to Flaugh Road

Please be advised that Bass Road will be closed to through traffic between the intersections of Flaugh Road and Hadley Road.  Bass Road will be open to local traffic only.   This closue will be a part of the Allen County Highway Department road widening project which will continue throughout the summer.  For further information of problems that may develop, contact the Allen County Highway Department at 260-449-7369.

 

Washington Center Road Bridge Replacement    ** Click Here for a Detour Map **

Fort Wayne, Ind. — Beginning Monday, June 4, 2018, Washington Center Road will be closed between Cross Creek Boulevard and Country Forest Drive to replace the bridge over Spy Run Creek. The closure is expected to last through October.

An official detour directs traffic to Cook Road, via Lima Road and Hueguenard Road.

Nearly two years ago the Allen County Highway Department determined that the bridge was failing and lowered the weight limit.  Design of the new bridge is complete,  and construction is ready to begin. 

In less than ten years traffic on the road has increased by more than 20%, growing from 11,400 in 2009 to 13,900 today.  This bridge is within Fort Wayne city limits, but the Allen County Highway Department is the lead agency for this federally funded project.

The new bridge will add an extra traffic lane in each direction, connect to a trail and sidewalk and improve lighting.  While the bridge is replaced, the City is working on a separate project to add a new traffic signal at Cross Creek Boulevard, east of the bridge.