Lake Drive East Improvement Project


This project includes improvements to the following streets in the Lake Drive East area in the summer of 2019:  
  • Dakota Avenue from the south side of TH 5 through the intersection at Lake Drive East.
  • Lake Drive East from 500 feet west of the intersection at Dakota Avenue to Dell Road.
The project includes a mill and overlay surface improvement of the bituminous street, spot curb and gutter replacement, ADA pedestrian ramp improvements, miscellaneous utility improvements, and draintile installation.  

The intersection will change from a 2-way stop to a 3-way stop, and the stop signs will flash for approaching vehicles to increase visibility.  There will also be a sidewalk installed on the west side of Dakota Avenue between Lake Drive and Erie Avenue to improve pedestrian access into the neighborhood.

A look at the project:

​Project Updates

​July 22, 2020

Contractors continue to work on some final project close out items.  

July 16, 2020

Some final project close out items are being completed this week.  During this process the contractor inadvertently hit a communication line.  Some residents and area businesses may be experiencing outages.  The responsible companies have been notified.

May 18, 2020

Some reseeding and restoration is being done where it's needed, as well as a few punchlist items that should finish off this project.  The work is expected to be complete in a couple of weeks.

November 14, 2019

The Flashing Stop Signs have been installed.  Staff will continue to monitor and adjust the flash response as needed. Some reseeding and restoration will take place in the spring where required.

Project Schedule

Public Information Meeting May 1, 2019
Assessment Hearing; Award of Contract May 13, 2019
Construction Begins July, 2019
Substantial Completion September 13, 2019
Final Completion October 18, 2020
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Project Notifications Disclaimer
Due to the variability of construction, updates typically do not include specific details such as day-to-day scheduled activity. The City's inspector or contractor will notify occupants directly if they will be impacted by a utility service shut down (example: water shutoff), or work (such as excavation or new curb) that will impede access to the property for a period of hours or days.