Lakeview Boulevard Improvement Project

The City recently hired a consultant team to develop designs for the Lakeview Boulevard Improvement Project. This project will address stormwater issues, pavement conditions, pedestrian access, and safety along Lakeview Boulevard, between South Shore Boulevard and Iron Mountain Boulevard.

The purpose of the project is to:

  • reduce localized stormwater ponding,
  • ​improve the driving surface and
  • ​provide a safer pedestrian passage.

Additionally, treating stormwater runoff helps to meet compliance requirements of the City’s stormwater permit (issued by the Department of Environmental Quality) and improves the quality of the runoff that is directed into Oswego Lake. At this time, any street and stormwater features have yet to be determined and will be designed over the next year.

Schedule

  • Design - 2023
  • Construction - Summer 2024

Public Involvement Opportunities

We will be sharing more information about the project and how to get involved in the early stages of the design in the next couple of months. Discussing issues, working through concerns, and gathering information with neighbors will help shape the design.

Project Updates

January 6, 2023

Underground utility locates are being marked in the City’s right-of-way so the design team can begin with their initial survey and geotechnical investigation efforts. Beginning this month, crews may be taking photos, surveying the area for elevation and locations of utilities, mapping and accessing the health of trees, installing groundwater monitors, undertaking geotechnical investigations and pavement testing, and gathering other information to inform the early stages of design work and future construction. Most of the preliminary work is expected to take a few months to complete, although some follow-up visits throughout 2023 may be needed.

Neighbors may notice the following:

  • Survey crews will be conducting field work predominantly in the public right-of-way, but at times, may need to access private properties to verify property corners and monument markers. Crews will door knock residences, or leave doorhangers where they need to access private properties.
  • A few intermittent lane closures may occur during the daytime while crews install groundwater monitors or conduct exploratory digging. Flaggers or signage will direct drivers or assist local neighbors with access.
  • Trees may be flagged during survey work. We will be looking at how to minimize impact to trees and will have an arborist working with the team.
  • Underground utilities will be marked on the street with paint. Paint marks will disappear over time.
  • Wooden stakes with flags might be left at some places along the project area. These may indicate the public right-of-way, drainage issues, or other considerations. Please do not remove or adjust the stakes.

December 20, 2022

Preliminary work is expected to begin in the next few weeks along Lakeview Boulevard. Underground utilities will be marked in the City’s right-of-way so the design team can begin with their initial survey efforts. Paint marks will disappear over time. Wooden stakes with flags might be left at some places along the project area. These may indicate the public right-of-way, drainage issues, or other considerations. Please do not remove the stakes.

Project Details
ID: 
WO 333
Year: 
2023
Status: 
Active
Project Contact: 

Heike Shipton, PE
Project Manager
503-697-6510