Investing in our Neighborhoods

OXFORD STREET

Completion date: Sept. 10, 2015
Contractor: Primco, Inc.
Investment: $1.33 million

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Description: Project includes spot repair and reconstruction of concrete on Oxford Street from South Anthony Boulevard to Turpie Street.

Improvements include installation of a "road diet," which reduces the number of travel lanes on the street.

In addition, work will include the repair and replacement of sidewalks and updating of ADA (American with Disabilities Act) sidewalk ramps.

PLEASE DO NOT MOVE BARRICADES

Newly poured concrete needs 7 days to cure. Do NOT move barricades and drive over concrete that is curing. It can damage the concrete, reduce the pavement’s life  -- causing it to crumble within months. Please be vigilant and stop people from moving barricades.

UPDATE (OCTOBER 2015):  Contractor will complete the work at the intersection of S. Anthony Blvd. General clean-up and completion of backfill and hydro-seed operations.

UPDATE (OCTOBER 2015): Paving of the McMillen Pk. Pump station drive approach, located at the back side of the park shared-use trail. Parkstrip restoration on the south side of Oxford Street.

UPDATE (SEPTEMBER 2015): Contractor is paving of the remainder of the south-side main-line (East) roadway, Parks main entrance off of Oxford St., sidewalk / drive connections, and trail construction within McMillen Park boundary.

UPDATE  (August,2015): Contractor has begun paving of sidewalks, pedestrian refuge islands, residential and alley drive approaches; will finish grading, top soil, and hydro-seeding operations on the north side of Oxford St. Traffic change has been installed to utilize the north side of Oxford St., allowing for construction on the south side of the roadway. Construction moving along on the southside of Oxford St. as planned. Pipe and structure work in motion. All proposed demolition on roadway completed.

UPDATE  (July 31, 2015): Work completed includes paving of sidewalks, pedistrian refuge islands, residential and alley drive approaches; will finish grading, top soil, and hydro-seeding operations on the north side of Oxford St. Traffic change to utilize the north side of Oxford St., allowing for construction on the south side of the roadway.

Contractor also plans to continue demolition of the remainder of Oxford St., placing underdrain, storm sewer pipe and structure installation.

UPDATE (July 20, 2015): The contractor is expected to close the open side of the street and open the closed side. Traffic will still be one-way, but will be moved to the other side of the street.

UPDATE (July 1, 2015): Paved roadway and began working to pave adjacent street connections. Contractor is working to form and pour street approaches, sidewalk, drives, and curb-ramps (north side of Oxford St.) to connect to adjacent pavements.

UPDATE (June 9, 2015): Contractor will work to rub out the curb-face sidewalk from Lillie St. to S. Anthony Blvd. Resolving unforseen utility conflicts.

UPDATE  (June 15, 2015): Contractor continues to form and pour street approaches, sidewalk, drives, and curb-ramps (north side of Oxford St.) to connect to adjacent pavements.

 UPDATE (June 2, 2015):  Construction is currently active on the north side of the roadway from S. Anthony Blvd. through to Turpie St. Operations includes: removal of pavement, sidewalk and drives; installation of drainage structures, including underdrain. The sub-base has passed intial proof-rolling tests and base materials have been compacted in place to prepare for the proposed concrete pavement. Paving began this week.

UPDATE (April 17, 2015): Please be advised that on Friday April 17, 2015 Oxford Street will be under a new traffic pattern between South Anthony Boulevard and Wayne Trace.

Oxford Street will temporarily become 1-way traffic heading east from South Anthony Boulevard towards Wayne Trace.  This change will remain in place during the Oxford Street improvement project which is anticipated to complete in September. Adjacent streets will be periodically affected due to construction phasing.

The project will improve circulation and safety for vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on Oxford. It includes concrete road reconstruction; trails on both sides of the road, ADA curb ramps, and a grass park strip.

Primco, Inc. will be doing the work and will be responsible for the placement and maintenance of all construction signs and barricades in the work zone.

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Investing in our Neighborhoods

PINE VALLEY/WINDRIFT – Phase II

Contractor: Hipskind Concrete
Start date:  Spring 2018
Completion Date:  TBA
Investment: TBA

 Description: This project involves spot repair, reconstruction of concrete streets & sidewalks and storm drainage improvements in the Pine Valley and Windrift neighborhoods. It will also include affected drive approaches & curb ramps. This is the second phase of improvement work being done in these two neighborhoods.

 

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PLEASE DO NOT MOVE BARRICADES

Newly poured concrete needs 7 days to cure. Do NOT move barricades and drive over concrete that is curing. It can damage the concrete, reduce the pavement’s life  -- causing it to crumble within months. Please be vigilant and stop people from moving barricades.

Parking: Residents may not have access to their driveway while work is being done on the section of their street. Please park away from construction and DO NOT block traffic lanes.

Trash & Recycling Collection: The night before collection day, residents should place their garbage and recycling containers near the curb, away from the barricades of construction zones for collection – which may be across the street or at the end of the cul-de-sac.

If garbage collection trucks are not able to get to your street, due to construction work, they will try to collect the next day, before construction begins in the morning. For more information, call 311.

Neighborhood Engagement: Public Works staff members have been meeting with neighborhood associations to give residents the opportunity to view work zones, meet the contractors and ask questions about work being done in their neighborhoods. For questions or concerns, you may reach the Division of Public Works by calling 311 or 427-8311.

Project Description
Design of box culvert on Stonehedge Blvd. over Beckett's Stream in Canterbury Green from Canterbury Blvd. to Old Dover Blvd. This project will include  approaches and lighting.

Project Update
1/30/18 -  In design

 


The City of Fort Wayne is experiencing momentum and investments. Our downtown is thriving, neighborhoods are growing and we’re seeing a positive business climate with job growth and expansion projects. Two things we hear a lot about from the public are riverfront development and addressing neighborhood sidewalk and alley challenges. We’re especially concerned about neighborhood to school connectivity.

In order to make continued investments in the riverfront and neighborhood infrastructure, funding sources need to be identified. An income tax adjustment proposed by City Councilman Dr. John Crawford could generate the necessary funds to invest in the riverfront and neighborhood sidewalks and alleys. These revenues would help advance phases two and three of riverfront development, add new sidewalks throughout Fort Wayne and address areas of Fort Wayne Community Schools and East Allen County Schools that lack sidewalks for children. The plan would also allow for expanding the maintenance program for existing sidewalks and repairs to alleys throughout the City.

Local income tax proposal presentations given at City Council by the Parks & Recreation Department (riverfront) and the Public Works Division (sidewalks and alleys) on June 27, 2017.

Riverfront Presentation
Sidewalks and Alleys Presentation

 Sidewalk Needs  Alley Improvement Needs 
 Abbett School  Bass-Leesburg
 Arlington School  Bellair
 Brentwood School  Bloomingdale
 Fairfield School  Broad River
 Forest Park School  Brookview
 Franke Park School  Creighton-Home
 Glenwood Park School  East Central
 Haley School  Eastside
 Harris School  Fairfield Terrace Belmont
 Harrison Hill School  Fairfield Terrace Section B
 Holland School  Fairfield
 Indian Village School  Fairmont
 Levan Scott School  Five Points
 Lincoln School  Forest Park
 Lindley School  Frances Solcum
 Maplewood School  Greater McMillen Park
 Northcrest School  Hamilton
 Price School  Harrison Hill
 Shambaugh School  Harvester Community
 South Wayne School  Highland Park Forest
 St Joseph Central School  Historic Southwood Park
 Study School  Hoagland Masterson
 Washington Center School  Interurban Acres
 Waynedale School  Irvington Park
    LaRez
    Lincoln Park
    Memorial Park
    Michigan Avenue
    Mount Vernon
    Nebraska
    North Anthony
    North Franke
    North Highland Tenants Council
    North Highlands
    North Triangle
    Northside
    Oakdale
    Old Trail
    Oxford
    Pettit-Rudisill
    Pontiac Place
    Poplar
    Renaissance Pointe
    Rolling Rose
    Rudisill-Plaza
    Sand Point
    Sherwood to Pettit
    South Calhoun
    South Suburban
    South Wayne
    Southeast Waynedale
    Southwest Waynedale
    Spy Run
    Taylor Street
    Vesey
    West Central
    West Rudisill
    Westfield
    Westwood-Fairway
    Williams Park
    Williams-Woodland

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