City investing record amount into neighborhoods

Streets are going to be a little smoother and sidewalks will become more leveled. That's because a record breaking $31 million will be spent on neighborhood improvements this year.

Posted: Mar 19, 2019 9:14 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 6:41 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Mayor Tom Henry announced that a record $31 million will be invested in neighborhood transportation improvements in 2019.

The Pettit-Rudisill neighborhood will have more than 50 blocks of resurfacing  on neighborhood streets this summer.

A neighborhood of nearly 2,000 homes, Pettit-Rudisill will also see alley reconstruction, sidewalk repairs, and the resurfacing of two of its main streets: 17 blocks of McKinnie Avenue and ten blocks of Hanna Street.

With this year’s funding, the City has invested  $130 million in neighborhood transportation improvements since 2014.

This year, there will be projects in more than 190 neighborhoods including alleys, sidewalks, ADA ramps, concrete, asphalt and chip and seal streets, and new trails.

Highlights of the 2019 Projects:

· Maplecrest Road between State Boulevard and Trier Road will see the addition of two new travel lanes, a trail, a sidewalk, landscaping and lighting. The project begins in the fall and concludes next year.

· The Goshen Road project will begin this year with improvements between State Boulevard and Cambridge Boulevard. The two-year construction project will add turn lanes, pedestrian infrastructure, ADA ramps, landscaping, ornamental lighting, drainage improvements, and a roundabout at the five-way intersection of Goshen Road, Sherman Boulevard and Lillian Avenue.

· Road widening projects will also occur on St. Joe Center Road, State Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue.

· Comprehensive neighborhood concrete work including sidewalk, curb, ADA ramps, and street repair will take place in the neighborhoods of Aboite Meadows, Caribe Colony, Greater McMillen Park, Hillsboro Addition, and the Woodhurst Addition.

· Intersection improvements at Harris at Coliseum, Hillegas at West Coliseum

· Besides McKinnie and Hanna, more than 100 City streets will have sections of street repaved this summer, including portions of West State Boulevard, Sherman Boulevard, Warsaw Street, St. Joe Center Road, Capitol Street, Covington Road, Wallen Chase Run, Taylor Street and multiple streets in the neighborhoods of Belle Vista, Westchester Lakes, Bluewater Estates, North Franke Park, and Summit Park.

· More than 30 alley reconstruction projects will take place this summer in neighborhoods such as Frances Slocum Neighborhood, Creighton Home, Hoagland Masterson, Williams-Woodland and Oxford Community, to name a few.

· Besides Maplecrest, new sidewalks will be added on sections of Goeglein Road, Lahmeyer Road, Reed Road, St. Joe Center Road, and Stellhorn Road.

· New trails will be built at Beckett’s Run, Lake Avenue, Summit Park and Hanna Street.

· ADA ramps will be added in Mill Ridge Run, Longwood Addition, Oak Glen, Fairmount Association, Seven Oaks, The Coves at Westlakes, Timberon Addition, and Victoria Park.

2019 Numbers

47 miles of asphalt resurfacing

4.75 miles of concrete reconstruction

10 miles of chip and seal resurfacing

16 miles of concrete curb

10 miles of sidewalk repair

4 miles of new trail

4 miles of new sidewalk

3.2 miles of alley resurfacing

380 concrete ADA ramps

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 605426

Reported Deaths: 9642
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion836221331
Lake45189680
Allen32646547
Hamilton29240315
St. Joseph27260380
Elkhart24354344
Vanderburgh19292248
Tippecanoe17905133
Johnson14974293
Porter14707168
Hendricks14295248
Madison10909220
Vigo10688179
Clark10581139
Monroe9338110
Delaware9089134
LaPorte9007162
Howard8177143
Kosciusko803182
Warrick668798
Hancock6639104
Bartholomew6443100
Floyd6377109
Wayne6106161
Grant5965115
Dubois554079
Boone549467
Morgan535595
Henry505564
Marshall502684
Cass482663
Dearborn476245
Noble471257
Jackson421947
Shelby413881
Lawrence389179
Clinton372043
Gibson369159
DeKalb345964
Harrison345644
Montgomery343354
Knox334339
Miami319844
Steuben313045
Whitley304526
Wabash301447
Adams299635
Ripley297545
Putnam294149
Huntington290659
Jasper288134
White272242
Daviess266774
Jefferson262538
Decatur246583
Fayette246348
Greene239262
Posey238128
Wells234050
LaGrange227662
Scott223439
Clay221832
Randolph212848
Jennings197736
Sullivan191133
Spencer190121
Washington183722
Fountain183127
Starke174843
Jay167022
Owen163637
Fulton163130
Orange157234
Carroll156415
Rush154418
Perry152727
Vermillion148634
Franklin147833
Tipton131832
Parke13038
Pike116226
Blackford110922
Pulaski96837
Newton90721
Brown87534
Benton86510
Crawford7929
Martin73013
Warren6777
Switzerland6575
Union6267
Ohio4867
Unassigned0375

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 853982

Reported Deaths: 10599
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin100550707
Cuyahoga849601082
Hamilton63509448
Montgomery42863417
Summit34586759
Lucas31151616
Butler30735231
Stark25598430
Warren19552140
Lorain18847223
Mahoning17215337
Lake15967154
Clermont15800111
Delaware1430578
Licking13130137
Trumbull12739313
Fairfield1269181
Greene11975136
Medina11504168
Clark10867265
Wood10289158
Allen9826126
Portage9213108
Miami911373
Richland9085117
Marion7437113
Tuscarawas7339181
Columbiana7286124
Pickaway721750
Wayne6987171
Muskingum693941
Erie6113127
Hancock549090
Ross546098
Scioto536364
Geauga503855
Darke467892
Ashtabula451073
Lawrence450154
Union447728
Sandusky434762
Mercer432488
Huron425441
Seneca424865
Auglaize421164
Shelby420522
Jefferson416769
Belmont412740
Washington385240
Athens37669
Putnam373575
Madison352129
Knox350222
Ashland342838
Fulton336543
Defiance328282
Crawford320573
Preble319137
Brown309121
Logan305532
Ottawa290143
Clinton287943
Williams277167
Highland273718
Jackson262445
Guernsey251325
Champaign249728
Fayette235130
Morrow23124
Perry228718
Holmes223874
Henry217349
Hardin211333
Coshocton204521
Van Wert201145
Gallia195426
Wyandot194651
Pike173917
Adams173015
Hocking171024
Carroll154216
Paulding143421
Noble120340
Meigs108024
Monroe100631
Harrison88421
Morgan82629
Vinton69513
Unassigned00
Fort Wayne
Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 13°
Feels Like: 23°
Angola
Mostly Cloudy
21° wxIcon
Hi: 29° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 21°
Huntington
Partly Cloudy
26° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 21°
Fort Wayne
Partly Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 13°
Feels Like: 22°
Lima
Cloudy
26° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 26°
Light Snow Sunday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events