The City of Thousand Oaks announced today that construction on the Lynn Road Bike Lanes Project will get underway on June 18, 2013. The project will add bike lanes in both directions along Lynn Road, between Hillcrest Drive and Avenida De Los Arboles. The addition of the bike lanes will connect to existing bike lanes on both ends of the project area, increasing vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian safety.
Currently, bicyclists share a travel lane with vehicles or share the sidewalk with pedestrians along this 2.5 mile stretch of Lynn Road. The roadway will be expanded by narrowing the median between Camino Manzanas and Avenida de los Arboles and by widening the southbound roadway between Hillcrest Drive and Camino Manzanas. The project does not require the removal of any trees in the median. Vertical curbs and new sidewalks will be constructed in areas where rolled curbs currently exist. Drainage improvements will also be made in the project area. Two vehicle lanes of travel in each direction will remain after the project is completed.
Major project improvements will be completed in two phases:
Southbound Lynn Road - Hillcrest to Camino Manzanas (June 18 – Late August)
Northbound Lynn Road - Camino Manzanas to Arboles (June 18 – Mid September)
Southbound Lynn Road - Camino Manzanas to Arboles (Late August – Late November)
Northbound Lynn Road - Hillcrest to Camino Manzanas (Mid November – Late November)
Single-lane closures will be necessary to perform construction work throughout each phase of the project.
Additional information about the Lynn Road Bike Lanes Project, including funding sources, project background and history, construction timelines, lane closures, renderings, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found online at www.toaks.org/lynnroad.