NORTH LAKE DRIVE
RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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  • OVERVIEW
  • SCHEDULE
  • COMMUNITY MEETINGS & DOCUMENTS
  • YOUR FEEDBACK & COMMENTS
  • CONTACT US

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works and State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation are planning to reconstruct North Lake Drive from East Newberry Boulevard to East Edgewood Avenue (.85 mile). The scope of work includes removing and replacing deteriorated pavement, curb & gutter, driveway approaches and sidewalk. Pedestrian curb ramps will be built to meet ADA compliance, and we will enhance pedestrian and bike accommodations. Drainage structures, street lighting and traffic signals will also be upgraded.

GOALS

  • Upgrade pavement conditions
  • Better organize all modes of traffic 
  • Manage driving speeds
  • Improve visibility for all users
  • Make travel safe and comfortable for everyone

FUNDING

Estimated construction cost is $5 to $6 million dollars. Approximate Breakdown: 

  • Preliminary Engineering
    • 75% cost covered by State
    • 25% cost covered by the City
  • Construction Costs
    • *90% cost covered by the State (*based on parking lane)
    • 10% cost covered by the City
FACTS
  • North Lake Drive is a connecting highway (STH 32), classified as a principal arterial
  • Average Daily Traffic Count: 6,100 to 19,000 vehicles
  • Posted speed: 30 mph
  • No existing bus routes
  • Right of Way: 100 ft
  • Roadway Width
    • E. Newberry Blvd to E. Kenwood Blvd: 44 ft
    • E. Kenwood Blvd to E. Edgewood Ave: 46 ft

PROJECT SCHEDULE

We are currently in the design phase through 2023. Construction is slated for 2024. 

COMMUNITY MEETINGS & DOCUMENTS

The first public involvement meeting was held virtually on July 15, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The project team provided an overview of the project and schedule, and most importantly, it was an opportunity for the public share their experience, ideas and concerns to help start the design process. It was a great turn out for a virtual meeting, over 40 people participated.

Public Involvement Meeting #2 - Early Spring 2021
Purpose: Provide traffic data, and show feasible design options based on initial community feedback, and design work
We want you to tell us: How do the proposed designs work for you? Do the proposed designs capture what the community wants? Are we missing anything?

Public Involvement Meeting #3 - Fall or Early Winter 2022
Purpose: Show final design plans 

Pre-Construction Meeting - Early Spring 2024
Purpose: Outline construction schedule, staging details, and address concerns of expected impacts

We want your input to help develop design plans for the North Lake Drive Reconstruction Project. Let us know where you see issues and opportunities for improvement!

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PROJECT CONTACTS

Samuel Medhin, Project Manager
samuel.medhin@milwaukee.gov
414-286-0474

Megan O'Connor, Project Liaison
moconnor@milwaukee.gov
414-708-1433
 

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