June 29, 2021 - Beginning July 5, Parnell Avenue will be closed from Coliseum Boulevard to North Clinton Street. During the closure, there will be no access to East California Road from Parnell Avenue, but traffic will be detoured to Paul Shaffer Drive and North Clinton. Parnell is expected to be closed for 45 days.

The $1.2 million Parnell Avenue Road Improvement Project includes pavement patching, milling and asphalt resurfacing, as well as an extension of the southbound left turn lane. Median reconstruction along with sidewalk and ADA curb ramps and upgraded street lighting will also be included. Brooks Construction Company is the construction contractor and the project is anticipated to be completed in December of 2021.

The improvements along Parnell are part of the City of Fort Wayne's nearly $28 million that's being invested in local public works projects in 2021. Since 2014, the City has invested nearly $200 million in neighborhood infrastructure enhancements.