The Village Board approved funding in 2018 to resurface Lake Drive. The anticipated timeline to complete this project will be a 2-3 week duration sometime between July 9 and September 28. The Village will send out direct communication to residents as this date approaches.
Prior to completing the resurfacing project, the Village Board has a very important decision to make. For years, residents provided feedback to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee (PBSC) and the Village to paint a protected space for bicycles along Lake Drive. In addition, several homeowners along Lake Drive expressed concerns about the high speeds. As a result, the PBSC and the Village Board requested staff to work with a traffic engineer to conduct a traffic analysis along Lake Drive to determine the feasibility of reducing the amount of lanes from 4 to 2. Considering traffic volumes on Lake Drive, the traffic analysis determined this change in lane configuration was feasible. The PBSC recommended for the Village to consider reducing the amount of lanes from 4 to 2 on Lake Drive north of Capitol Drive so the outer 11 feet along Lake Drive could be a shared parking and bicycle space, similar to the lane configuration on Lake Drive in Whitefish Bay.
The Village hosted a public meeting on Wednesday, January 17 at 6 p.m. in the Village Center (3920 N. Murray Ave.) to ask residents for feedback specifically on the proposal to reduce Lake Drive from 4 to 2 lanes. A FAQ sheet to learn more about the project and the potential impacts was distributed. The Village Board approved the lane configuration for the north section of Lake Drive by a 7-0 vote. In addition, the Village Board directed staff to begin a public process for the south half of Lake Drive.
If you would like to give feedback on the Lake Drive proposal, feel free to contact Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-847-2705. To receive frequent updates on the project, go to the Notify Me tab or follow this link and sign up for the "Lake Drive Resurfacing" updates.