Project Description

This project involves the reconstruction of Paulding Road between Fairfield Avenue and South Calhoun Street in the Fairfield Terrace Belmont neighborhood. The pavement will be reduced to three lanes throughout the corridor, including one lane in each direction and a center bi-directional turn lane. On the south side of the road, all driveway approaches will be reconstructed, along with a curb face walk. A new grass park strip will be added on the north side, along with new sidewalks and reconfigured driveway approaches. Lighting will be installed throughout the corridor. A new monument will be constructed at the southwest corner of Paulding Road and Fairfield Avenue to serve as a gateway aimed at calming traffic. An additional monument that will function as a bench will be installed in front of Kettler Park. ADA access and pedestrian safety features will be integrated into the project. Traffic configuration at Paulding Road and South Calhoun Street will transition from a split-phase signal to a traditional signal operation with protected left turns. Additionally, a new sidewalk will be built on the west side of Fairfield Avenue to connect the entrance of Woodhurst Condos heading south to Candlelite Court.

With this project, our goal is to calm traffic and ensure a safe and more effective corridor. The City of Fort Wayne's Public Works Division plans to bid on this project in early 2025 for construction during the Summer/Fall months of 2025. While we aim to build this project under traffic, there may be times of short duration that the road must be closed to allow the contractor to install underground infrastructure.

Project Renderings

This Project Will Also Include

  • Road Reconstruction
  • New Curbs
  • Subsurface Drainage
  • Isolated Sidewalk Repairs
  • Closing Sidewalk Gaps where they exist
  • Placing Topsoil and Grass when the project is complete

What To Expect During Construction

  • The road will be constructed under traffic; occasional short closures may be necessary.
  • Driveways will be inaccessible during reconstruction; this can range 3 weeks or more.
  • Do not move barricades; the contractor will move them when the pavement is open to traffic.
  • Various traffic shifts will take place to allow the contractor to build the project.