Posted on: January 26, 2018

Significant Updates Related to Lake Drive

Lake Drive

Village Board takes action on north end of Lake Drive

The Village already passed in the 2018 budget to resurface the entire stretch of Lake Drive in 2018.  The Village Board met Monday, January 22 to consider the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee's proposal to reduce the number of driving lanes on Lake Drive north of Capitol Drive from 4 to 2 lanes. The Village Board voted 7-0 to approve the proposal.  Besides reducing the amount of lanes from 4 to 2 lanes, the following actions will also be implemented during the resurfacing project:

  • Install temporary speed monitoring signs with Police enforcement when resurfacing is completed.
  • After completion of project, vehicles will be able to park on the east and west side of Lake Drive north of Capitol Drive during peak hours except for the east side within 50 feet of T-intersections and the west side within 500 feet to the north of the Capitol-Lake intersection.
  • Stripe ladder crosswalks at key intersections north of Atwater Park to provide more formal crossings.

If you would like to review the full report staff provided to the Village Board, which includes a summary of the feedback received from the community, feel free to click here.

Village Board directs staff to begin formal public process for south end of Lake Drive

There were a number of community members who expressed a desire for the south end of Lake Drive to be included in the proposal during the public process for the north end.  In response to this feedback, the Village Board directed staff to begin an additional public process to gather feedback on the idea of reducing the amount of driving lanes from 4 to 2 for the south end of Lake Drive.  Staff will take the next month to work with the traffic engineer and put together a proposal that assures traffic to flow smoothly through the Capitol-Lake intersection, determine if any parking restrictions are needed, and begin reaching out to community members to gather feedback and reactions to the proposal.  Village staff will be working diligently to send out an updated FAQ sheet and specifics on the proposal by March. More information on a public information meeting and decision making process will also be posted in the near future.  The intent of this additional public process is to have the Village Board consider the proposal so that it could be incorporated in the 2018 resurfacing project, if approved.

If you have questions about the public process or the Village Board's decision, please email Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart at tburkart@villageofshorewood.org or call 414.847.2705.

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