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

​August 21, 2019

Utility work will continue as the remaining section of drain tile is installed along Lake Drive, west of Dakota Avenue.  There is also a geotechnical evaluation of the watermain trench taking place prior to reconstructing the surface section of Dakota Avenue.  On Friday and Monday there will be an electrical contractor working on the signal activation system for the stop lights at Dakota Avenue and Highway 5.

August 8, 2019

Utility work will continue into next week.  There will also be curb and gutter removal and replacement in select areas during the week of August 12th.

August 1, 2019

There will be a complete closure of the intersection at Dakota Avenue and Lake Drive East beginning at 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 4th while work is being done overnight.  The intersection is expected to re-open by morning rush hour on Monday, August 5th.

July 29, 2019

The Dakota Avenue road closure is in place as of July 29th as surface removal and storm sewer work begins.  Please follow the posted signs for access to area businesses or see the Construction Newsletter link above for maps and more detail on this project.

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.