Preparation work for a less intensive portion of the Lake Street remaking project started months earlier than planned as crews began prep work on resurfacing the street from Euclid Avenue to Austin Boulevard. Originally planned to begin at the end of June, crews started the week of April 20, taking advantage of limited traffic due to COVID-19-related school and business closures.
Construction crews began such preparation work as saw cutting pavement, removing decorative fencing, as well as two trees, and installing construction signage.
Work will continue the week of April 27 and includes removing sidewalks and curbs, as well as adjusting sewer structures. Completion of street resurfacing is scheduled for September, while final landscaping has a scheduled October completion date.
During work, two-way traffic on Lake Street will be maintained at all times. Minor traffic delays may occur. Residents whose driveway access is impacted by construction will receive temporary parking passes allowing them to park on adjacent streets.
Those who have Z4 overnight on-street parking permits will get a parking pass to park between Lake and Ontario streets on Lombard and Taylor avenues.