LANE CONFIGURATION

In addition to resurfacing the pavement to create a smooth driving surface, new pavement markings will also be installed along the corridor.  Sections of the corridor will maintain the existing lane use, while lane use along other sections of the corridor will be changed to provide enhanced bicycle facilities.  The two main sections of the corridor will be discussed below:

WEST 117th STREET TO CLIFTON BOULEVARD (SECTION 1)

SECTION 1 - WEST 117TH STREET TO WEST BOULEVARD

From West 117th Street to West Boulevard, Lake Avenue is approximately 36' wide and includes a single travel lane in each direction, a center turn lane and a parking lane on south side of the street, as seen in the photo below. 

The existing lane use along this section, West 117th Street to West Boulevard, will not be changed with this project.  At the end of this project the final lane use will include a single travel lane in each direction, a center turn lane, and a parking lane on the south side of the street.  The typical section below depicts the final lane use along this section of the Lake Avenue corridor. 

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SECTION 1 - WEST BOULEVARD TO CLIFTON BOULEVARD

From West Boulevard to Clifton Boulevard, Lake Avenue is approximately 36' wide and includes a single travel lane in each direction and a parking lane on both the north and south sides of the street, as seen in the photo below. 

The existing lane use along this section, West 117th Street to Clifton Boulevard, will not be changed with this project.  At the end of this project the final lane use will include a single travel lane in each direction and a parking lane on both the north and south sides of the street.  The typical section below depicts the final lane use along this section of the Lake Avenue corridor. 

CLIFTON BOULEVARD TO DETROIT AVENUE (SECTION 2)

From Clifton Boulevard to Detroit Avenue, Lake Avenue is approximately 46' wide and accommodates two travel lanes in each direction. The only existing pavement markings are double yellow center line markings located at the center of the roadway. Often times when driving along the corridor drivers use the entire northbound or southbound pavement width, because there are no lane lines to organize traffic.  The lack of existing pavement markings can create confusion for drivers and makes bicycle mobility challenging. 

To create a safe and organized corridor, the existing roadway will have new pavement markings installed.  From Clifton Boulevard to Detroit Avenue (Section 2), there will be two typical lane configurations, both described in detail below. 

SECTION 2 - CLIFTON BOULEVARD TO DETROIT AVENUE (Updated 3/11/2021)

From Clifton Boulevard to Detroit Avenue, the revised markings will provide a single travel lane and exclusive bike lanes in both directions along Lake Avenue. We understand that providing parking along the corridor is important to local businesses and residents.  On-street parking will be maintained on the south side of the road.  In areas where pedestrian refuge islands are being installed (along Lake Avenue from Clifton Boulevard to Viking Court and at West 78th Street), the parking lane will be removed for short distances to accommodate the islands.  More information on the pedestrian refuge islands can be seen on the BIKE AND PED tab at the top of this webpage. The roadway section below depicts the final roadway lane configuration.