This project was planned through the recent Dix Edge Study, which identified a custom streetscape along this section of Lake Wheeler. The proposed streetscape is consistent with the comprehensive plan, which calls for turning Lake Wheeler into two-lane road with a center median and the addition of a separated bike facility.
Currently, Lake Wheeler is a two-lane street without turn lanes, sidewalks, or bike facilities. This type of configuration tends to have more crashes because of conflicts with turning vehicles. When drivers must wait to turn left onto a side street or the interstate, they block the travel lane which can lead to rear-end crashes. The lack of both sidewalks and bike facilities makes the corridor challenging to access for people walking or biking.
The extent of the project includes the Lake Wheeler Corridor from Maywood Avenue to South Saunders Street. The corridor is located between Dix Park and the Fuller Heights neighborhood. Improvements will include:
• addition of a center median,
• intersection improvements,
• protected bicycle facility,
• sidewalks, and
• utilities relocation.
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