Statement issued by INDOT:
KENDALLVILLE, Ind. – Officials from the City of Kendallville and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District, as well as other dignitaries broke ground today, June 24, at 10 a.m. for the Group III-funded Dowling Street Improvement project on Kendallville’s east side.
API Construction was awarded the low bid of just over $3 million for the 1.3 mile long project. The project includes the reconstruction of Dowling Street, between Park Avenue and US 6. Aspects of the project include: curb and gutter, a multi-use path along the entire corridor, ornamental street lighting, storm sewers throughout and increased turn lanes. Work on the project will begin after utility relocation is completed.
During the winter, the road will be open to traffic, with finish work to be completed in the spring.
Kendallville Mayor W. Suzanne Handshoe said, “The Dowling Street Improvement Project is an example of the great work that can be accomplished when a number of stakeholders pull together to work toward a common goal. The City of Kendallville, in partnering with the Redevelopment Commission and the Indiana Department of Transportation, will not only be able to make our goal of providing a safer and improved driving experience for those traveling to Kendallville’s east side for shopping, work or play to finally take shape – but with the addition of the multi-use path along this entire corridor, we will be providing additional opportunities for our citizens and visitors to Kendallville to enjoy the wholesome benefits that exercise and bicycle commuting provides. I’m pleased that this project coincides perfectly with Activate Noble County’s goal of creating environments that encourage healthy living in our community.”