Existing traffic on Lake Street at I-35W intersection.
Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendations For Lake Street
After a significant amount of traffic analysis and deliberation over several meetings regarding traffic access, transit service, and pedestrian access and safety issues, the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) recommended a lane configuration on Lake Street under a new I-35W bridge that would include two traffic lanes and one left-turn lane in each direction on Lake Street along with bus pull-out bays under the bridge. Curb extensions (bump-outs) are also recommended on Lake Street at the 2nd Avenue and Stevens Avenue intersections. This results in a slight increase from 64 feet to 68 feet in walking distance across Lake Street at Stevens and 2nd Avenue. Three views of the proposed Lake Street are shown below.