Trail network grows with opening of two new sections

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Wednesday afternoon sections of the Hanna Street and Renaissance Pointe Trails were officially opened.

According to a news release from the City of Fort Wayne, the two trails connect residents to as Brightpoint, the Fort Wayne Urban League, Allen County Public Library-Pontiac Branch, Thurgood Marshall Academy, Reservoir Park, Renaissance Pointe YMCA, Bowser Park and churches in the area. More than 7,000 residents live within a half-mile of these two trails.

Construction of the newest section of the Renaissance Pointe Trail began in March and is substantially complete. In addition to the trail, which extends two blocks, 26 existing curb ramps and landings that were in poor condition were replaced. Five new ADA-compliant curb ramps and landing areas were also constructed and 53 street lights were installed.

Construction began on the first phase of the Hanna Street Trail on November 2, 2015 and was complete by November 25, 2015. Phase I of the Hanna Street Trail, which is six-tenths of a mile on the east side of Hanna, stretches from Wallace to Pontiac streets. The Hanna trail is the beginning of a multi-phase extension that will eventually total five miles from Berry Street downtown to Tillman Road on the south.

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