City of Lake Mills, Wisconsin

On the shores of Rock Lake

Pedestrian Connectivity Improvement Project Set to Begin 4/15/24

The Lake Mills Pedestrian Connectivity Improvement Project is
set to get underway this Monday, April 15th, 2024.

The project will encompass the construction of seven segments of 5’ wide sidewalk. Segment one is 1,900 feet along the southwest side of CTH V from Topeka Drive to East Mills Drive. Segment two is the addition of 300 feet of sidewalk and a pedestrian refuge island along CTH V south of the Lake Mills Market. Segment three is 2,000 feet of sidewalk along STH 89 designed to connect St. Paul’s Church/school to the STH 89 sidewalk to be constructed by the WisDOT in the near future. Segment four is 1,000 feet of sidewalk on the north side of CTH V to bridge the gap between the various retail businesses. Segment five is 450 feet of sidewalk on Margarette Street to connect residential neighborhoods to arterial pedestrian routes in the commercial city center. Segment six is 425 feet of sidewalk along Reed Street to close a gap in pedestrian networks between residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. Segment seven is 800 feet of sidewalk along Pope Street and Prairie Avenue to close connectivity gaps between residential and commercial areas.

Driven by the numerous areas in Lake Mills where a lack of sidewalks force pedestrians to utilize roadways in order to move between pedestrian destinations, city staff successfully petitioned for funding from WisDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP Grant), securing 80% funding of the $515,491.70 project.

Lake Mills awarded the project to BMD Concrete Innovations who will be starting with segment one, along the East Tyranena section first, working their way west. The project is scheduled to be completed by June 28th, 2024. Although traffic routes will be altered during various stages of construction, two-way traffic will still be maintained during the project, along with access to all impacted businesses. Please be vigilant of changes in traffic patterns and travel through construction zones slowly and with caution.


The Department of Public Works will be managing the project and questions or concerns can be directed to the DPW office at (920) 648-4026 or pwdirector@ci.lake-mills.wi.us.


Sincerely,


Randall Myrum
Director of Public Works