Lake Street Lessons

In this article, the authors describe the reconstruction of Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Lake Street, which demonstrates challenges associated with the context-sensitivity in heavily urban environments. Lake Street is a main and historic thoroughfare for St. Louis, stretching from St. Paul to St. Louis Park and originally held a trolley line. The public-private partnership (PPP) used in construction had an expected cost of $27 million for the stretch of roadway between Dupont Avenue and the Mississippi River and was broken down into three smaller projects. The contractors used a number of basic design principles in their reconstruction, including: 1) the use of very few dedicated turn lanes, 2) hybrid solutions, 3) analyzing traffic as a corridor, 4) avoiding generating street parking, and 5) keeping the design flexible.

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  • Authors:
    • Dock, Frederick C
    • Zimmer, Charleen
    • Becker, Stacy
    • Abadi, Fred
  • Publication Date: 2007-2


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01042922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 2007 3:30PM