Lakeside Drive (Route 620) Improvements
Project at a Glance
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About the Project
Lakeside Drive is a two-lane road with average pavement width of 22 feet. The section within the project limits is approximately 1.2 miles and connects George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17) to Dare Road. The average daily traffic for Lakeside Drive (Route 620) is nearly 13,000 vehicles per day, with a projected increase in average daily traffic to almost 16,000 vehicles by 2033. This proposed project is designed to improve traffic flow through the Lakeside Drive corridor by adding left and right turn lanes at intersections. Improvements also call for paved shoulder, curb and gutter and storm drains.
Construction began in July 2013.
Storm drain installation is ongoing, which is being followed by grading and installation of concrete curb in preparation for pavement placement beginning Saturday, March 28. This work is occurring primarily between Yorkville Road and Old Lakeside Drive.
To conduct the paving work and to ensure the safety and maintenance of the roadway, Lakeside Drive will be closed between Yorkville Road and Old Lakeside Drive beginning the morning of Saturday, March 28 through Thursday, April 2, weather conditions permitting.
Through traffic will be detoured to Dare Road and local access will be maintained. Signs will be in place on George Washington Highway (Route 17) northbound and southbound and on Dare Road to alert motorists to the closure. Motorists should anticipate delays while the work is underway and are advised to use extreme caution when driving in the work zone, as the work will result in an uneven non-paved surface.
The paving operations will be conducted using a full-depth reclamation procedure (FDR). The procedure consists of milling the existing asphalt road, blending the milling with a bonding material, then placing the blend back onto the road bed, all in one process. The asphalt blend will provide a favorable base for placing a new course of asphalt. FDR is less costly than new construction, and preserves natural resources for use at another location.
Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when driving in the work zone, as the work will result in uneven surfaces. Access will be maintained for the side streets and entrances in this area; however, motorists should anticipate delays while the work is underway.