Markle residents are invited to attend a meeting on July 31 to learn about and comment on plans for improvements to Tracy Street.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Markle Fire Station, 150 W. Sparks St. in Markle.
Representatives of the design consultant, DLZ Indiana, LLC, will present the preliminary design for the reconstruction of Tracy Street between Ind.-116 and CR 600N. They will also gather input from the public to aid in the final design.
Plans call for Tracy Street to be widened from its current 16 feet, with the new street varying between 24 feet and 36 feet. Curbs, gutters and a storm sewer will be constructed, as well as a five-foot-wide concrete sidewalk and a five-foot-wide parking lane.
Right-turn deceleration lanes will be constructed for eastbound traffic on the south side of U.S.-224 and for the westbound traffic on the north side of Ind.-116. The project will also include a left turn lane from the gravel entrance of Wayne Metals to U.S.-224.
The rebuilt street will support commercial and residential expansion, including truck traffic generated by Wayne Metals, DLZ representatives say. In addition, pedestrians will no longer have to walk in the street.
Following the presentation by the DLZ consultant, the public will have an opportunity to ask questions and comment on the proposed improvements.
Information about the project may be viewed ahead of time at the DLZ office, 111 W. Columbia Ct., Suite 100, Fort Wayne; the Markle Town Hall, 155 W. Sparks St., Markle; or online at projects.dlz corp.com/townofmarkle/tracystreet/.