Wabash Landing parking spaces temporarily unavailable on Sept. 26

Effective Sept. 26 from 5 to 9 a.m., parking will be unavailable in the Wabash Landing Shopping Center parking lot due to concrete curb installation. Through traffic will be maintained during this timeframe, and parking spaces will be reopened as work progresses.

Alternate parking is available in the Wabash Landing Parking Garage, which is open and free for the first two hours.

Motorists and pedestrians should obey all posted signs and use caution in the area.

Progress continues on State Street Redevelopment Project

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Sept. 6, 2017) – With the final layer of asphalt down on a portion of State Street, visible progress continues to be made on the State Street Redevelopment Project.

Crews will finish striping the newly-paved section of road, continue installing the artful railing and outdoor seating, begin some landscaping work and open more of the cycle track to bicyclists this week.

A group bicycle ride will be held next week to help familiarize cyclists with the newly opened portions of the cycle track. Specific information about the ride will be shared on University and State Street Redevelopment Project social media accounts.

“We’re excited to be at a stage of the project where certain areas are beginning to look more complete,” says Don Petersen, managing director of capital program management at Purdue University. “We think people who haven’t been here recently and are coming into town for the first football game will be impressed by the transformation that’s taken place over the course of the last few months.”

The portion of State Street from Littleton Street to North University Street reopened to motorists in mid-August, and while work continues on the other areas of State Street between the Wabash River and U.S. 231, City of West Lafayette Director of Development Erik Carlson encourages community members and visitors to keep supporting businesses throughout the project’s duration.

“If you come to the Chauncey Village area now, you’ll get a good sense of the atmosphere this project is creating,” Carlson says. “The area looks fresher and more welcoming, and while you’re in the area, don’t forget to visit all of your favorite businesses.”

Construction will continue along portions of State Street through the end of November and begin again in early 2018, at which time work will focus on Stadium Avenue, Williams Street and Airport and McCormick Roads.

The community is encouraged to regularly visit www.statestreetwl.com throughout the project for up-to-date information. Community members may also sign up for Nixle alerts to receive emergency updates and traffic reminders via text message or email. Sign up by texting the West Lafayette zip code, 47906, to 888777 or by selecting "Alerts" on www.statestreetwl.com.

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The State Street Redevelopment Project is a collaborative effort between the City of West Lafayette and Purdue University to improve quality of life by transforming State Street into a more desirable destination for the local community and visitors. For more information about the project, visit www.statestreetwl.com.

New traffic configuration on North University Street at Stadium Avenue

As of Aug. 25, a new traffic configuration is in place on North University Street at Stadium Avenue. The northbound right lane on North University Street is now a dedicated right-turn lane only for motorists heading eastbound onto Stadium Avenue. The northbound left lane now allows motorists to continue straight northbound onto John Wooden Drive or turn left westbound onto Stadium Avenue. 

Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution in the area.

New traffic restrictions, temporary closures begin as construction continues on State Street Redevelopment Project

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Aug. 24, 2017) – New traffic restrictions and temporary closures will be in place next week as the fall phase of 2017 construction for the State Street Redevelopment Project continues. Paving work will take place on State Street from North University Street to Littleton Street that will result in rolling restrictions and closures. Motorists are advised that delays are expected in this area. The following activities are taking place during the week of Aug. 28:

  • Effective Aug. 28-30, preparatory work will be done during daytime hours (approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) that will result in a rolling lane restriction along State Street and the temporary closure of intersections as work progresses. The Cycle Track between Grant Street and Littleton Street will close during this time to allow for preparatory and paving work, and it will re-open when paving is complete at the end of the week. During this time, bicyclists may travel with vehicles on State Street and by using surrounding roadways. 
  • Effective Aug. 29 and 30, paving work will be done during nighttime hours (approximately 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.) that will result in rolling lane restrictions along State Street and the temporary closure of intersections as work progresses.
  • Effective Sept. 1 and 2, work will be done during daytime hours (approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) that will result in temporary, rolling closures at the approaches of State Street on Littleton Street, North and South Salisbury Street, Northwestern Avenue, Grant Street, Oval Drive, South University Street, Chauncey Avenue, Pierce Avenue, Andrew Place and Sheetz Street. This work could also result in rolling lane restrictions on State Street in these areas.

The work being done is subject to schedule shifts based on weather and construction timelines. 

Two-way traffic will be maintained along State Street during the rolling restrictions in one lane with flaggers present. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should be cautious in this area and obey all flaggers and posted signs.  

Businesses in the area are open and accessible. The community is encouraged to patronize these businesses and to regularly visit www.statestreetwl.com throughout the project for up-to-date information. Community
members may also sign up for Nixle alerts to receive emergency updates and traffic reminders via text message or email. Sign up by texting the West Lafayette zip code, 47906, to 888777 or by selecting "Alerts" on www.statestreetwl.com

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The State Street Redevelopment Project is a collaborative effort between the City of West Lafayette and Purdue University to improve quality of life by transforming State Street into a more desirable destination for the local community and visitors. For more information about the project, visit www.statestreetwl.com.

Multiple roads switch from one-way to two-way traffic

The following roads have changed from one-way to two-way traffic: 

  • State Street (from Sheetz Street to Chauncey Avenue)
  • Andrew Place
  • Chauncey Avenue (from Wood Street to Columbia Street)
  • Grant Street (from State Street to Northwestern Avenue)
  • Marsteller Street (from Harrison Street to State Street)
  • Northwestern Avenue (south of North Street)
  • Pierce Street (from Harrison Street to Wood Street)
  • Sheetz Street (north of Harrison Street)
  • North University Street (south of West Stadium Avenue)
  • Vine Street (from Wiggins Street to Fowler Avenue)
  • Wood Street (from Sheetz Street to Chauncey Avenue)

Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution in these areas as everyone adjusts to the new traffic patterns.

Portion of Tapawingo Drive immediately south of State Street closed

The portion of Tapawingo Drive immediately southwest of State Street is closed to through traffic. Access is maintained to the Hampton Inn for motorists traveling east on Tapawingo Drive from South River Road. 

Large trucks should avoid this area, and motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution.

Lane restrictions on State Street between North University Street & Wabash River Bridge

Effective through November, State Street between North University Street and the Wabash River Bridge will be open with lane restrictions in place.

Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should allow extra time if traveling through this area, obey all posted signs and proceed with caution.