Construction began on the first phase of the Hanna Street Trail earlier today. Crews began building Phase 1 of the trail which is 0.6 of a mile on the east side of Hanna, stretching from Wallace Street to Pontiac Street. The 8-foot wide concrete trail is the beginning of a multi-phase extension that will eventually total five miles from Berry Street to Tillman Road.
When all phases are completed the trail will connect to downtown, Tillman Park, the Rivergreenway, Southtown Centre, Weisser Park and the future Six Mile Creek Trail.
Funding for the project comes from the City’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services through federal Community Development Block Grants.
This first phase of the Hanna Street Trail will connect residents to the existing Renaissance Pointe Trail and several destinations such as Brightpoint, the Fort Wayne Urban League, the Allen County Public Library – Pontiac Branch, the Thurgood Marshal Academy, Reservoir Park, the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, Bowser Park and churches in the area.
Phase I of the Hanna Street Trail will be completed by early December. The trail will be built in six phases with Phase II being built in 2016.