Summer 2022 Lakeport Public Works Department Project Updates
City of Lakeport Public Works Department (LPW) has been making progress on a wide variety of notable public improvement projects that will benefit the Lakeport community.
Hartley Street Pedestrian Improvement Project
This project will provide ADA-compliant access on Hartley Street from Twentieth Street to the west-side access of the Lakeport public school complex. There will be approximately 1,550 feet of new sidewalk, curb and gutter, new retaining walls, and flashing pedestrian warning signs near the Lakeport schools as part of this project. Estimated completion date is September 2022.
Lakefront Park Project
In January 2020, the City of Lakeport was awarded a grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation. This was a competitive grant funded by Proposition 68, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018. After two years of design, the project is ready for construction. The new park consists of approximately 6.9 acres at 800 North Main Street in downtown Lakeport. The project includes construction of a basketball court, splash pad, skate park, concession building with restrooms, shade structures, picnic areas, fitness equipment, a pavilion, public art, lighting, irrigation, and landscaping. Estimated completion date is Spring 2023.
2022 Micro-surface Project
This project is to apply a micro-surface treatment to the pavement surface at multiple locations within the Lakeport city limits. The locations are Forbes Street (Martin Street to Clear Lake Avenue); Third, Fourth, and Fifth streets (all from North Main Street to the waterfront); and parking lots for Westside Community Park, Silveira Community Center and the Lakeport Police Department. Estimated completion date is November 1, 2022.
Storm Drain Repair
A 24-inch culvert that runs from the drainage inlet between 1470 and 1480 North Main Street and extends 372 feet to Clear Lake is nearly half-way through its life expectancy and may soon completely fail. It has caused erosion under the City sidewalk and caused a driveway to collapse. The driveway at 1470 North Main Street is settling in areas along the storm drain piping. Multiple structures are in close proximity to the pipe, thus making it very difficult to dig up and replace it with new piping. These factors make it a perfect candidate for a new slip line project. Slip lining is a technique for repairing leaks or restoring structural stability to an existing pipeline. It involves installing a smaller "carrier pipe" into a larger "host pipe,” grouting the annular space between the two pipes, and sealing the ends. Estimated completion date is Winter 2022.
Fourteenth, Orchid, and Palm Streets Maintenance Project (chip seal + leveling course)
A chip seal application consists of cleaning and preparing the old asphalt surface and using hot asphalt as a leveling course or stabilizer in holes, ruts, or failed areas. The process is finished by applying a hot bonding tar impregnated with small aggregate chips, raking smooth and rolling to compact. Estimated completion date for this project is August 2022.