Investing in our Neighborhoods

2019 Trail Projects

The City of Fort Wayne’s Greenways began as part of the Parks and Recreation Division. From 1975 to 2005 the Parks Division built the 20 mile Rivergreenway. In 2005, the current City Greenways and Trails Department moved to the Public Works Division, a fitting move as the community’s view of trails shifted from recreation to active transportation.

The move helped the City increase its trail miles from 20 miles in 2005 to 81 miles at the end of 2017. The City designed and constructed 63 of those 81 miles in the City's trail network.  An additional 18 miles were built in the City limits by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), Allen County, Aboite New Trails, housing developers, medical facilities and universities. The trail network outside the City of Fort Wayne limits includes another 26.5 miles.


 

Hanna Street Trail 

Construction of trail on west side of Hanna (north of US 27) to North Phoenix Pkwy

  • 11-01-19 - PROJECT IS COMPLETE
  • 9-23-19 Asphalt will be paved on trail early in week. Crews will prep. to pour concrete for ramps and center refuge island in center median. U.S. 27 at Hanna Street will have lane restrictions, as work continues in center median of U.S. 27.

  • 9-9-19 - Crews will finish stone base and prepare to pave asphalt. Electrical conduit work will continue. U.S. 27 at Hanna Street will have lane restrictions, as work continues in center median of U.S. 27. 

  • 9-2-19 -  Crews will finish stone base and prepare to pave asphalt. Electrical sub-contractor will continue working on running conduit for APS. U.S. 27 at Hanna Street will have lane restrictions, as work continues in center median of U.S. 27.

  • 8/13/19 - Construction will begin this week (weather permitting)

  • 7/8/19 - Project awarded to Brooks Construction

  • 6/25/19 - Project is in bidding phase and should be awarded in July 

  • 5/23/19 - Design work completed, obtaining required permits.  Project is expected to be bid  in June 

  • 3/20/19 - Project is in the engineering phase.  Construction is expected to begin early summer

Lake Avenue Trail 

Construction of trail from Randallia to Carew Street

    • PROJECT IS COMPLETE
    • August 16, 2019 - Traffic restrictions have been temporarily removed, there will be additional minor restrictions on the south side of lake (dates TBA) when contractor completes curb ramp work
    • August 13, 2019 - Construction is 90% complete. Contractor has constructed retaining wall, paved the trail and installed concrete ramps.

    •  May 2019 - Pre-construction meeting held with contractor on 5/29/19

    •  April 2019 - Utility relocations begin in preparation for construction

    •  March 2019 - Project awarded to contractor, Brooks construction

    •  3/20/19 - Design is complete, construction expected to begin later in the spring

Summit Park Trail 

Construction of 10 ft wide trail along RR corridor

  • CURRENT PHASE OF PROJECT COMPLETE
  • July 8, 2019 - Construction start date
  • June 4, 2019 - Design is 99% complete

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.