February 7, 2024 - Phase II construction will soon begin on the Pontiac Streetscape project led by the City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division.
Phase II will continue east from Oliver Street to South Anthony Boulevard. Phase I streetscape improvements on Pontiac Street from Hanna to Oliver streets were completed last fall.
As a part of the Southeast Strategy Update, the Pontiac corridor was identified as a key corridor to focus public improvements and to encourage business growth and attraction. At an estimated total investment of $4.9 million for both phases, the goal of this project is to make the corridor more pedestrian friendly, to enhance pedestrian and vehicular access to businesses and to encourage reinvestment throughout the corridor.
Project elements and features include:
- • Improved sidewalk accessibility to comply with ADA standards
- • Updated traffic lights featuring pedestrian push buttons
- • Integrated traffic-calming strategies to manage traffic speed
- • Enhanced streetscape with the addition of trees, planter beds, and green infrastructure
“Southeast Fort Wayne is an example of how we’re moving forward in a positive direction,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “The City has come together with residents, neighborhoods, and businesses to develop plans and initiatives that are instilling hope and confidence. It’s great to see the momentum that we’re building together Southeast.”
Construction is slated to be finished by October.