State Street & Tapawingo Drive roundabout open to two lanes of traffic

The roundabout at State Street and Tapawingo Drive is fully open to two lanes of traffic within the roundabout. All exits and side streets are accessible. Motorists should be cautious as everyone adjusts to the new roundabout.

Motorists should navigate the roundabout in the same manner that they use when driving through the roundabout at Williams Street, River Road and Tapawingo Drive.

Motorists may find it helpful to review the following instructional video prior to navigating the roundabout: http://www.westlafayette.in.gov/egov/documents/1500317025_02771.mp4

State Street traffic shifts between U.S. 231 & Airport/McCormick Nov. 1; reopens to two-way traffic on or after Nov. 2

Effective Nov. 1, westbound traffic on State Street between U.S. 231 and Airport/McCormick Road will shift to the newly-constructed southern lanes. On or after Nov. 2, this section of road will reopen to two-way traffic in the new lanes. This work is weather dependent.

Access to the First United Methodist Church, Horticulture Park and the Early Child and Education Center will be maintained.

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

Eastbound turn lane temporarily closed on northbound River Road at State Street intersection

Effective through mid-November, the turn lane from northbound River Road to eastbound State Street remains closed as reconstruction work is completed.

Alternatively, motorists are advised to utilize Tapawingo Drive via the River/Tapawingo/Williams roundabout to access eastbound State Street. Please obey all posted signs and use caution in the area.

New traffic pattern at State Street & Tapawingo Drive roundabout

Effective on or after Oct. 13, the southwestern portion of the roundabout at State Street and Tapawingo Drive will open to traffic, resulting in a new traffic pattern at this intersection. Motorists will approach the roundabout as signage indicates and continue through the one-lane roundabout. All exits and side streets (including Tapawingo Drive) will be open and available for vehicular use. The traffic signal at this intersection will no longer be operational.

Construction will continue on the roundabout through approximately the end of November, and traffic will shift accordingly to accommodate this work.

Motorists and pedestrians should obey all posted signs, be cautious in the area and proceed slowly in the roundabout.

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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.