Capital Projects - Investing in the Future

The City has received $19.5 million in grants in the last five years to improve infrastructure and to bring important equipment to various Departments. The 33 grants – some of which exceed $3 million – emphasize the City’s commitment to being fiscally responsible by bringing in outside money to lower local costs.

We are grateful to be able to invest in these projects to make Lake Forest a great place for current and future generations. As of now, here are the main projects planned for the year: 

Forest Park Beach Pathway Project: An ADA-compliant and stroller-friendly wooden pathway connecting the bluff with the beach. This project is being funded through a private-public partnership, with a $1.3 million contribution from the City and another $1.3 million in generous individual contributions from Lake Forest residents!
Elawa Parking Lot Resurfacing and Expansion: Resurface the existing lot and add additional parking to the north. Began in April and expected to be complete by mid-May. 
• Ahwahnee Road Storm Sewer: Replacement of an undersized storm sewer pipe that will improve drainage along Ahwahnee Road and Ahwahnee Lane. Project was moved to this year, pending grant funding of $2.75 million.
• Lake Woodbine Bridge and McLennon Reed Bridge Replacements: To consolidate disruptions, both bridges located on Lake Road are planned for replacement this fall or winter 2025.
• Roads, Sidewalks, and Bike Paths: In the Community-Wide Survey, residents ranked bike paths as a high-priority, so we’re allocating more money to make improvements this year, in addition to the annual street resurfacing and concrete street repair program. Other highlights include Seminary Ravine Improvements (located east of Sheridan Road and south of Deerpath Road), capital equipment replacement (including a fire engine), water meter replacement, facilities improvements, comprehensive plan implementation, and park enhancements.

For more information on construction projects, visit the construction projects map.
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