Forest Park / Northside Neighborhood Water Main Replacement

Update as of 11/27/2023

The crew has been working along Crescent Ave on the water main and installing hydrants, expected to be finished by the end of January.

They’re currently working on the new water main for Crescent Ave and Delaware Ave.

Street openings/restrictions as of 11/27/2023
E State Blvd is now OPEN – ALL LANES

Lane Restrictions

  • Forest Ave between Kentucky Ave and Crescent Ave (expected opening – 10/04/2024)
  • Crescent Ave (expected opening – January 2024)

The crew will continue to work along Crescent Ave until the end of January 2024.

City Utilities is set to replace water main lines and other facilities in the Forest Park neighborhood. The project will provide over 15,000 feet of NEW high-density polyethylene pipes to the residents in the area. Fire hydrants and valves are also set to be replaced. Lead service replacements will occur to residents who have opted into the program.

This project is a component of Fort Wayne’s master plan to improve the city’s water delivery system and to reduce future service disruptions.

Residents in the area will experience disruption and should stay updated on traffic patterns in the area during the time of construction.



Michael Thomas
Construction Contract Manager

Lead Service Replacement Line

Forest Park / Northside Neighborhood Project Facts

Earliest water main install date: 1906

# of water facility requests: 208

What is a high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE)?

An HDPE pipe is a more flexible and durable pipe often used to replace aging water main lines. It’s made of strong molecular bonds suitable for high-pressure pipelines. The existing pipe in the Forest Park neighborhood is a cast iron main which is susceptible to corrosion and breaks.

Informational Links

Lead Service Line Replacement