Forest Park / Northside Neighborhood Water Main Replacement

The new water main is in on Kentucky Ave and Crescent, and crews are ready to connect homes to the new pipe and help residents replace the lead service lines they own on their property. Beginning Monday, February 12, 2024, Crescent Avenue will be closed for one block between East State Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The closure will last through March 1, 2024, depending on weather.

In addition to installing new water mains in the neighborhood, City Utilities is also offering lead service replacement lines to the residents in the area. To learn more about the benefits of lead replacement, call 311 or visit https://utilities.cityoffortwayne.org/customers/lead-service-line-replacement/.

Beginning Monday, February 12, 2024, Crescent Avenue will be closed for one block between East State Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The closure will last through March 1, 2024, depending on weather.

Parking restrictions:

  • There are parking restrictions along the west side of Kentucky between E State Blvd and Tennessee Avenue through April 2024.
  • We will restore parking on the east side of Crescent in the spring when the weather allows crews to put new center line markings down.
  • There is no parking on Forest Avenue, between Kentucky and Crescent, as it is a staging area through August 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.

 

Contact

Michael Thomas
Construction Contract Manager
260-427-2834

Lead Service Replacement Line
260-427-1234

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