STATE STREET REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT OVERVIEW
The City of West Lafayette, Indiana, and Purdue University are partnering to fund the State Street Redevelopment Project, which will stretch from the Wabash River through downtown West Lafayette and Purdue’s campus to its intersection at U.S. 231. The total estimated cost of the project is $122.7 million.
Through the use of a public-private partnership Build-Operate-Transfer delivery method, the city and university expect to drive innovation and incorporate cutting edge technology including the latest in traffic management systems throughout the delivery and execution of this project.
The vision for this project is based upon a master plan developed through a collaborative community process that was finalized in 2014 and is expected to yield a number of significant benefits:
- Modified traffic patterns and the completion of the Perimeter Parkway will downplay the corridor’s historical use as a highway through-route and help establish State Street as a destination for residents, students and visitors.
- It will promote multimodal travel features, including bike paths and pedestrian walkways.
- It will encourage local and regional economic development.
- It will transform the look and feel of the corridor running through West Lafayette downtown and campus and establish a true "sense of place" for the city and the university.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2016 and should be complete near the end of calendar year 2018, in time for Purdue University’s 150-year anniversary.