Lake Wheeler Corridor

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Lake Wheeler Road Improvement Project

Improving mobility and connectivity for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic

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.

Project Details

 
Type:
Transportation Improvements
Project Lead:
Engineering Services

Contact

 

Brian Roth-Roffy, PE
Project Manager

Fontaine Burruss,AICP
Transportation Planning 

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Participating Department:
Transportation
Service Unit:
Roadway Design and Construction

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Planning

The project will be divided into two parts: the pre-design and the full design. This pre-design effort is focused mostly on the types of intersections treatments that will be installed with the project. These treatments will be combined with the work already done on the cross sections through the streetscape recommendations of the Dix Edge study.

The full design stage will focus on developing a detailed design scope and proceed with the preparation of construction documents.

Lead Department:
Transportation

Schedule

Pre-Design Early Fall 2021
Advertise for Design Consultant Late Fall 2021
Award Design Contract Winter 2022
Design Touchpoint Mid-Summer 2022
Construction Begins TBD

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