News release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Improvements Coming to Hobson Road
Lane Restrictions Begin Thursday
(May 16, 2017) – The Hobson Road rehabilitation and improvement project begins this week between East State Boulevard and Coliseum Boulevard.
The project is designed to enhance safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.
To accommodate construction there will be lane restrictions on Hobson between State and Coliseum beginning Thursday, May 18, 2017. The inside lane in both directions will be closed beginning Thursday. The outside lanes in each direction will be open to traffic. These lane restrictions are expected to last through the first week of June.
Motorists should expect lane restrictions throughout the project that will be completed in November of this year. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times.
Besides repair to the concrete roadway, the project adds greenspace for storm drainage, expands park strips to buffer sidewalks, adds bike lanes in each direction, and creates a designated center turn lane with one lane of traffic in each direction.
Contractor, Primco Inc. expects the full project to be completed by November of this year. Hobson Road carries approximately 9,000 vehicles per day.
This project is part of the $25 million being invested in 2017 transportation infrastructure projects that will enhance mobility, improve safety and strengthen neighborhoods.