Forest Park / Northside Neighborhood Water Main Replacement

Page last updated June 12, 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.

Water services are fully installed along in the following locations:

  • E State Boulevard
  • Crescent Avenue
  • Kentucky Avenue

Installation of water services are currently happening in the following locations:

  • California Avenue between Forest Avenue and Delaware Avenue

Lead Service Line Replacement

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/.

 

Last updated on June 12, 2024

Lane restrictions/street closures: 

There is a lane restriction on Crescent Avenue between E State Boulevard and Forest Avenue.

Crescent Avenue is closed between Forest Avenue and Tennessee Avenue.

Parking restrictions:

  • NO PARKING on Forest Avenue, between Kentucky and Crescent, as it is a staging area through August 2024.
  • NO PARKING on California from Forest to Delaware 6/3 – 6/28
  • Beginning May 28, 2024, the south lane heading eastbound on E State Blvd. will be closed between Bayer Avenue and Kentucky Avenue for up to 2 weeks.
  • Beginning May 28, 2024, Kentucky Avenue from E State Blvd and north to Lynn Avenue will be closed for up to 2 weeks.

Last updated June 12, 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

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