- Lake Drive Road Resurfacing Project
Lake Drive Road Resurfacing Project
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is working with the Village of Fox Point and our consultant, Kapur & Associates, to replace the deteriorating pavement on Lake Drive from School Road north to the Village limits. The work, as currently planned, is deemed a “perpetuation” project by the DOT and only includes resurfacing of the existing roadway.
The resurfacing does not address improvements requested by members of the community over the past several years and which were identified in the Village’s Comprehensive Plan such as adding crosswalks, creating bike lanes, and improving stormwater performance at critical areas along the route. As a result, the Village retained Kapur & Associates under a separate agreement to evaluate the possibility of adding bike lanes throughout the entire stretch of Lake Drive and crosswalks at selected intersections of Lake Drive
Kapur has completed its evaluation of Lake Drive related to bike lanes and crosswalks and we will be holding a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6:00 and 7:30 pm at the Village of Fox Point Village Hall. The PIM will be held in-person but there is also the opportunity for those who are more comfortable to attend virtually (Zoom information is below). More detailed information will be presented at the PIM, particularly the areas of Lake Drive that would need to be widened to accommodate bike lanes. Regardless of a potential widening, there is NO intent to remove the existing pedestrian path nor the Village street trees in a wholesale manner. As a Tree City community for 30 years, staff prides itself on preserving most trees in road reconstruction projects and will work to do the same on this project.
The information that will be presented to those in attendance at the PIM include the presentation, location of potential road widening locations, possible intersection improvements, crosswalk improvements, and the Lake Drive comment form. Those exhibits are included on this page. Please take some time to review the exhibits prior to the PIM. For those attending virtually, the login information is as follows:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82345851626
Dial in number: 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 823 4585 1626
Meeting Handout Documents:
It is important to note that, in spite of the DOT’s prior position on the bike lanes and crosswalks, they recently notified Kapur and the Village that they have decided to evaluate funding these improvements under a pilot project in the southeast region. One component of their consideration will be the results of input received at the PIM; namely, whether residents are strongly in favor of adding the crosswalks and bike lanes. To that end, staff and Kapur strongly suggest that residents and stakeholders submit written comments to us using the comment form above.
As for the road itself, design for the resurfacing of the road has already begun and is expected to be completed by May 2023. Construction will likely occur in either 2025 (depending on funding from the DOT) or 2026.
Please continue to check back to this page for updates on both projects.