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)
  • 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.

Portion of Wood Street west of Grant Street closed

A portion of Wood Street between Sheetz Street and Grant Street is closed to facilitate construction work. This closure is expected to be in place through the end of August at which time the roadway will reopen to two-way traffic.

Motorists and pedestrians are urged to obey all posted signs and use caution in the area.

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.

State Street closed from Airport/McCormick Road to North University Street

Effective through November, State Street between Airport/McCormick Road and North University Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should plan their routes accordingly, obey all posted signs and travel with caution.

Pedestrians and bicyclists navigating the area should use the north/south vehicular access routes (i.e., Airport/McCormick Road, Martin Jischke Drive and University Street). Signs and fencing are posted to help route pedestrians and bicyclists and will be adjusted as needed as the project progresses.

State Street between U.S. 231 & Airport/McCormick Road restricted to westbound traffic only

Effective through November, State Street between U.S. 231 and Airport/McCormick Road will be restricted to westbound traffic only.

During this time, the Purdue University Early Care and Education Center –located near Horticulture Park on the north side of State Street – can be accessed traveling north or south on Airport/McCormick Road and then turning west onto State Street.

As of July 24, the traffic light at the State Street and Airport/McCormick Road intersection has been temporarily adjusted to a flashing yellow light, indicating that motorists can proceed north/south through this intersection with caution. Further signal adjustments may be made as the project progresses.

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

Periodic lane restrictions for State Street project continue through fall

In addition to the work outlined in the 2017 vehicular traffic plan, intermittent work could take place throughout the scope of the project through November. This work may affect pedestrians and bicyclists and could result in brief lane restrictions for vehicles. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should obey all posted signs and proceed with caution in these areas.

The community is encouraged to sign up for Nixle alerts to receive emergency updates and traffic reminders via text message or email. To sign up, simply text your West Lafayette zip code to 888777 or click on the green sign-up button at the top of the Nixle website. The information received will not be limited to State Street Redevelopment Project updates, but will also include local road and safety messages.