West Lakeshore Drive

West Lakeshore Drive

Storm Lake, IA

Lakeshore Drive extends from the east City limit of Storm Lake along the north shore of the lake to a western terminus at Buena Vista University. The City of Storm Lake had reconstructed, rehabilitated, and resurfaced this street system as part of various projects over a fifteen year period. A significant portion of the storm drainage in the central City flows into the lake across this street.

The project consisted of a total reconstruction of the street and subgrade with the new concrete section placed on a modified sub-base. The old concrete slab was taken to a stockpile at the City’s maintenance yard. A portable crushing operation provided reuse of the crushed concrete for the modified sub-base. The storm drainage system was essentially reconstructed and routed to one outfall line to the lake. The City purchased a hydrodynamic separator and the contractor installed this unit on the out fall line. Additional storm sewer and intakes were installed at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Lakeshore Drive to correct poor drainage patterns wherein stormwater flowed across Lake Avenue. A significant dip in the south gutter between the street and a parking area adjacent to a City park was corrected allowing for smoother access for vehicles. The old pavement was recycled into the street structure, eliminating use of new raw material. Stormwater management is greatly improved with the new intakes and storm sewers that collect runoff and direct it through the separation device for treatment prior to discharge to the lake.

Public Works

  • Alta Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Cherry Street Ramp

  • Fairmont Water Treatment Plant

  • Goodhue Water Tower

  • Humboldt Pavement Management Study

  • Kingsley Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Lawton Water Treatment Plant

  • Madison Lake Regionalization

  • Mill Creek Bridge

  • Moville Comprehensive Plan

  • Sample Street

  • Second Street Ramp

  • Sibley Parkway

  • Sloan Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • South Front Street Reconstruction

  • Sumner Avenue Town Square

  • Trunk Highway 60 Downtown Reconstruction and Improvements

  • US Highway 14 Roundabout

  • US Highway 20

  • US Highway 59

  • West Lakeshore Drive