Lake Avenue Improvement Project

About the Project

Lake Avenue, from Merrill Street to Burley Road, will be reconstructed in 2016-17. Based upon findings during preliminary design, reconstruction may include water system, street lighting and traffic improvements. This project is being funded with 80 percent Federal Highway Administration Funds and 20 percent local funds.


Ramsey Constructors the City’s Contractor on the Lake Avenue Improvement Project will begin construction on Lake Avenue from Merrill St. to Burley Rd. on Monday, February 29th 2016. This portion of Lake Ave. will be reconstructed in three phases and remain open to two way traffic with one lane in each direction during the Project.

Public Participation

A Construction Public Informational Meeting was 27, 2015.

A final design public meeting was held on Wed. June 10, 2015.

Design Highlights:  

  • Retention of existing traffic lanes (two travel lanes each direction)
  • Retention of traffic signals
  • Installation of pedestrian refuge island @ St Bernard’s Park
  • Continuation of bike lanes at south end of project to Winchester Street, multi-use trail the remaining Project length 

Project Timeline

Scoping and Preliminary Engineering Design  Fall 2013
Detailed Design     Winter/Spring 2014 
Plans, Specifications and Estimates     Summer 2015
Construction Completion Spring 2017 


Scope of Work 
Lake Avenue Traffic Scoping  
Lake Avenue Traffic Study  
Lake Avenue Speeds Report  
Lake Avenue Street Maintenance and Improvement History and Condition Sheet  
Dictionary of field names for history and condition sheet 
Project Scoping Report and Final Design Report - July 2014 
Subsurface Report 
Complete Streets Policy 


If you have questions about the project, please contact the City's project manager, Mr. John Standinger, at (585) 428-7494 or email him.