Legal Notice: Ryan Road/Bruick Road reconstruction

| May 24, 2014

NOTICE OF PLANNED IMPROVEMENT

DES. #: 1173324 & 1383353

The Allen County Redevelopment Commission is developing plans for the reconstruction of Ryan Road/Bruick Road from approximately 75 feet south of intersection with Dawkins Road to approximately 800 feet south of the intersection of Bruick Road and the new US 24. The project is located in sections 4, 5, 8, and 9, Township 30N, Range 14E, Allen County, Indiana, and sections 32 and 33, Township 31N, Range 14E, Allen County, Indiana.

The project consists of a typical section that will include two 12-foot wide lanes of full-depth HMA pavement, one lane in each direction, with 10-foot wide usable shoulders (9 feet of which will be paved). Existing public road approaches and driveways will be reconstructed along the corridor. The total project length is approximately 2.4 mi (12,700 feet).

During construction, a detour route will be posted that will utilize the existing north/south roadways of Doyle Road (local traffic – no access to US 24), Webster Road (access to US 24), and east/west roadways of Edgerton, Harper, and Bremer. The project will require shifting the existing Bandalier Ditch, a legal drain regulated by the Allen County Surveyor’s Office, to the west between the existing railroad tracks north of Edgerton Road and Harper Road. The Bandalier and Charles Hockemeyer Drains are also located within the project corridor.

Construction of the project will require approximately 39.9 acres of new/reacquired permanent right-of-way and 3.0 acres of temporary right-of-way. No displacement of residents or businesses will be involved with this project. There are no wetlands anticipated to be impacted as part of this project. Construction Costs of the project are estimated to be $6,500,000.

The preliminary design plans, along with the environmental document and other information, are being made available for review at following locations:

1. DLZ Indiana, LLC, 111 West Columbia Street Suite 100, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802, Phone # (260) 420-3114

2. Allen County Highway Department, 200 East Berry Street, Suite 280, Citizens Square, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 (260) 449-7369

3. On-Line at http://tinyurl.com/RyanRoad

All interested persons may request a public hearing or express their concerns by submitting comments to the attention of Jay A. Stankiewicz, Project Manager at DLZ Indiana, LLC, 111 West Columbia Street Suite 100, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802 on or before Monday, June 9, 2014.

If a hearing is determined to be in the best interest of the public, a notice will be advertised with the date, time, and place. Otherwise, any comments or materials received for the record will be considered in the decision-making process.

This notice is published in compliance with Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 771.111(h) entitled “Early Coordination, Public Involvement and Project Development”, and the Indiana Public Involvement/Public Hearing Procedures for Federal-Aid Project Development approved by the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation on August 16, 2012.

DLZ Indiana, LLC
Jay A. Stankiewicz
Project Manager
Phone # (260) 420-3114
E-Mail: ryanroad.reconstruction@dlz.com

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