Maplecrest Road Construction Inspection
Allen County, IN
Clark Dietz provided construction oversight for this three year, $30 million, federally funded project. The completion of the Maplecrest Road extension provides a long awaited direct transit route between the cities of Fort Wayne and New Haven. The 1.5 mile, four-lane concrete section of road extends from just south of the intersection of Adams Center Road and SR 930 north to Lake Avenue. A series of bridges bypass two sets of railroads and the Maumee River, significantly reducing travel times and improving access for daily commuters, emergency vehicles, and area businesses. It is the largest single infrastructure project in County history and is expected to provide significant economic benefit to the surrounding communities.
The three new bridge structures include:
- Bridge 514: a new single-span bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad
- Bridge 515: a new 7-span bridge over Nelson Road and Norfolk Southern Railroad
- Bridge 516: a new 7-span bridge over the Maumee River
In addition, a 20′ x 18′ three-sided concrete culvert was constructed to allow access to the Fort Wayne compost site, which was bisected by the extension. Access to Nelson Road was provided with the construction of 83,000 SF of MES wall. The project also included the construction of sanitary sewer main, water main, lighting, and traffic signals. Extensive coordination with INDOT, Allen County, and the cities of Fort Wayne and New Haven was required, as each is responsible for maintaining a portion of the completed project. Clark Dietz also provided railroad and utility coordination, constructability reviews, INDOT documentation, and completed the federal funding close out process.