Lake Street to be substantially complete September 11
The Lake Street construction project is anticipated to be substantially complete in just two weeks. Barring any major weather-related delays, the following important milestones are anticipated to be completed on the following days:
- Pave bike trail (August 31)
- Pave first layer of street surface from Barry Avenue to Manitoba Avenue (September 7)
- Pave second layer of street surface from Broadway Avenue to Barry Avenue (September 8)
- Open Lake Street completely (September 11)
- Open Plaza Park to the public (September 11)
After Lake Street opens, the construction trailer and associated equipment will be removed. Nevertheless, important but minimal work will still need to be completed. The remaining work is anticipated to be completed by the following dates:
- Complete exterior finishes on restroom building (September 25)
The interior of the restroom will be completed by September 11; however, the decorative components that will complete the exterior of the building will not be available until mid-September. They will be installed as quickly as possible when they arrive. Additionally, crews will assemble chairs, tables and bike racks for the Plaza Park during this time.
- Complete work adjacent to the railroad crossings at Barry Avenue (late October) and Ferndale Avenue (early November)
Construction will occur only on the south side of Lake Street. The construction zone will be clearly marked with cones, and flags may be used to direct traffic at times, but mobility should not be restricted.
- Install catenary lighting system (November)
This portion of the project experienced delivery delays, and the lights will be installed as soon as they arrive. In the meantime, the area surrounding the lights will be clean, with orange boxes protecting the light pole foundations.
Latest construction update
Over the next two weeks, crews will be finalizing landscaping, precast concrete features and other design touches on Lake Street and Plaza Park. In case you missed it, check out the video below to learn more about this work and get a look at what the public restroom facilities will look like when complete.