Periodic lane restrictions on Stadium Avenue, Airport/McCormick Road & Williams Street through early March

In addition to the work outlined in the 2018 vehicular traffic plan, intermittent preparatory and utility work will take place along the project scope (Stadium Avenue, Airport/McCormick Road and Williams Street) through early March.

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.

Periodic lane restrictions for State Street project continue through spring

While State Street is now open to two-way vehicular traffic from Tapawingo Drive to U.S. 231, final improvements, including landscaping, concrete work and cycle track completion, will be ongoing through spring of 2018 as will the completion of the section of road between Airport/McCormick Road and U.S. 231. These activities may result in occasional lane restrictions.

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.

State Street Redevelopment Project reopens final portion of State Street

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Nov. 29, 2017) – The portion of State Street stretching from North University Street to Airport/McCormick Road will reopen tomorrow, Nov. 30.

While State Street will be open to two-way vehicular traffic from Tapawingo Drive to U.S. 231, final improvements, including landscaping, concrete work and cycle track completion, will be ongoing through spring of 2018 as will the completion of the section of road between Airport/McCormick Road and U.S. 231. These activities may result in occasion lane restrictions.

Additionally, motorists and pedestrians should be mindful of a new type of pedestrian signal at the intersection of State Street and MacArthur Drive and use caution in the area as everyone adjusts to the new signal and traffic pattern.

Construction will begin again in early 2018, at which time work will focus on Stadium Avenue, Williams Street and Airport and McCormick Roads. Detailed information about next year’s construction, including vehicular traffic plans and timelines, will be shared at the City of West Lafayette Redevelopment Commission meeting on Dec. 20.

“While this is a major milestone for the project, we do want to remind the community that traffic will still be impacted through next year as construction continues,” says Erik Carlson, City of West Lafayette Director of Development. “We appreciate the public’s patience as we work to complete the project by the end of 2018.”

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.

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 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 University Street to Salisbury Street)
  • 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 State Street reopens, other restrictions continue for State Street Redevelopment Project

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Aug. 10, 2017) – The portion of State Street stretching from Salisbury Street to North University Street will reopen by Monday, Aug. 14, with a new, two-way traffic pattern throughout and some restrictions still in place. 

As the project moves into the final phase of 2017 construction, which will last from Aug. 14 through the end of November, some existing restrictions will remain in place: 

•    State Street between Airport/McCormick Road and North University Street remains closed to traffic.
•    State Street between U.S. 231 and Airport/McCormick Road remains open to westbound traffic only. 
•    The portion of Tapawingo Drive to the southwest of State Street remains closed to traffic. 
•    A portion of Wood Street between Sheetz Street and Grant Street will remain closed for the coming days.

Additionally, 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)

Over the course of summer construction, Brown Street and South Street were both permanently closed at State Street and as a result, will no longer be open to through traffic. 

Due to the continued closure of State Street from Airport/McCormick Road to North University Street, pedestrians and bicyclists navigating this area should continue to cross at 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.

The interactive construction map continues to be reviewed on a weekly basis. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should plan their routes, obey all posted signs and use caution while traveling in these areas.

The State Street Redevelopment Project is on schedule, and the parts of State Street that are still closed between the Wabash River and U.S. 231 are expected to be open by the end of November. In 2018, project work will focus on the following areas: Airport/McCormick Road, West Stadium Avenue (west of North University Street) and the Williams Street extension from South Chauncey Avenue to Marsteller Street.  

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.
 

New traffic restrictions begin as construction continues during summer phase of State Street Redevelopment Project

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (July 7, 2017) –Several new traffic restrictions/activities will be in place in the coming days as the summer phase of 2017 construction for the State Street Redevelopment Project continues. The following roadways will be impacted on or after July 8:

  • Effective on or after July 8, construction work will increase at the intersection of State and Grant Streets through the end of July, and the intersection will change from a signaled intersection to a stop sign during this time. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be maintained; however, motorists and pedestrians should exercise additional caution and watch for shifting traffic patterns and access routes. 
  • Effective on or after July 10, State Street between U.S. 231 and Airport/McCormick Road will be open to westbound traffic only.
  • Effective on or after July 11, North University Street (from State Street to Stadium Avenue) will be open to two-way traffic. State Street to 1st Street will remain available for local access only. 
  • Effective on or after July 12, pedestrian traffic will be adjusted in the Chauncey Village area from Grant Street to Northwestern Avenue. Pedestrian crossings will be available at Grant Street and Pierce Street/Andrew Place. 
  • Effective on or after July 13 bus/construction/delivery traffic on Marsteller Street will shift to the multi-use path on the west side of Memorial Mall Drive. To exit, vehicles will turn west and follow the Oval Drive loop, turn west on State Street and turn south on University Street. 
  • Effective on or after July 17, two-way traffic will shift to the westbound lanes of State Street from the Wabash River Bridge to River Road. Large trucks should avoid this area. With this traffic shift, the portion of Tapawingo Drive south of State Street will close to through traffic. Vehicles heading westbound from the Wabash River Bridge will be able to turn right/north onto Tapawingo Drive but will not be able to turn left/south. Vehicles heading eastbound on State Street must continue through the intersection and over the Wabash River Bridge. 

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

Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should obey all posted signs and use caution while traveling in these areas. Signs and fencing are posted to help route pedestrians and bicyclists and will be adjusted as needed as the project progresses. 

Businesses in the area are open and accessible. The community is encouraged to patronize these area 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.