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
    Lincoln Park
    Memorial Park
    Michigan Avenue
    Mount Vernon
    North Anthony
    North Franke
    North Highland Tenants Council
    North Highlands
    North Triangle
    Old Trail
    Pontiac Place
    Renaissance Pointe
    Rolling Rose
    Sand Point
    Sherwood to Pettit
    South Calhoun
    South Suburban
    South Wayne
    Southeast Waynedale
    Southwest Waynedale
    Spy Run
    Taylor Street
    West Central
    West Rudisill
    Williams Park

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Investing in our Neighborhoods



Once again in 2017, several large neighborhood improvements and major arterial concrete street projects will strengthen our community. Click on the neighborhoods and streets below to learn more about work being done in each area.





This year's Public Works investment plan calls for repair, repaving or traffic flow improvements on some of our City's major roads. Click on the links below to learn more about each project.



Investing in our Neighborhoods


Start date:  Construction will begin in Spring 2018
Completion Date: This project will take place over two construction cycles.
Investment: $10 million


Description:  This multi-phase project includes the comprehensive improvement, realignment and reconstruction of State Boulevard from Spy Run Avenue to Cass Street. The project is designed to reduce traffic congestion, improve traffic flow, improve sight distance and geometrics, improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities, alleviate roadway flooding and improve corridor connectivity along State Boulevard,

Oakridge Rd SW View of New Extension Existing    Oakridge Rd SW View of New Extension Proposed


State East View Towards Ped Bridge Existing   State East View Towards Ped Bridge Proposed


West View Towards Proposed State Existing   West View Towards Proposed State Proposed



Investing in our Neighborhoods


Contractor: Key Concrete
Start date: mid- to late July 2015
Completion Date: Oct. 30, 2015
Investment: $488,531

Description: Project includes concrete spot repair and replacement and trip hazard repairs on sidewalks in the Winterset Neighborhood

Meet the Contractor meeting was held Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne, 7515 Winchester Road.



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: As of Oct. 1, 2015, all concrete on job has beeen poured. Restoration work will be done, including backfill behind curb, topsoil and hydroseed.

UPDATE: Sept. 26, 2015 -- Contractor will finish pouring all concrete on this job.

UPDATE: Sept. 21, 2015 -- Contractor will work on pouring misc. sidewalk and areas on River Haze, will also pour Nightfall, rest of Snowfall Ct. and possibly other side of Winterset.

UPDATE: Week of Sept. 14, 2015 -- Contractor poured other side of Blue Mist, Winterset, and rest of Nightfall. Snowfall Rd. complete, working on rest of Snowfall Ct.

UPDATE: Aug. 23, 2015 -- Contractor plans to pour on a portion of Blue Mist (east side) and start excavating Snowfall (other side).

UPDATE:  Aug. 17, 2015 -- Contractor poured north end of Blue Mist and excavated one side of Blue Mist from Nightfall to Winterset. Poured a number of sidewalk areas throughout the sub-division.

UPDATE:  Week of Aug. 3, 2015 --  Contractor (Key Concrete) poured concrete on Snowfall Rd., from Cul-de-sac to #724 on north side.

UPDATE:  July 27, 2015 -- Sub-contractor (Robbco) started work on project. Excavated old pavement on Snowfall Rd.

UPDATE: June 10, 2015 --  The contractor plans to begin work in mid- to late July 2015. Work may begin on Blue Mist Road.

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 work is being done on your side of the street, please move carts to the other side and place in the park strip. Also, to avoid confusion, please put your address on the lid of the carts with a piece of tape.

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 -- which could be as early as 6 a.m. For more information, please call 311.

Neighborhood Engagement: Public Works staff members and the contractor will meet 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.

Warning: PLEASE DO NOT move barricades placed by the contractor, in an attempt to get into your driveway or down the road. A road that "looks" dry -- but is still barricaded -- is NOT complete. It takes 7 to 14 days for proper cure of cement concrete pavement and drive approaches. If this curing time is not given, and vehicles are driven on the new road, the concrete repair will NOT last and road quality will be comprised!!!!

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