Russell Street parking removal, conversion to two-way traffic to occur next week

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Aug. 3, 2016) – Remaining on-street parking will be removed, and additional construction work will be underway along Russell Street between State Street and Stadium Avenue beginning Monday, Aug. 8. Crews will be preparing the street for its conversion from one-way to two-way traffic as part of the State Street Redevelopment Project. 

Due to the large volume of construction in the area, this section of Russell Street is currently closed to vehicular and pedestrian through traffic. When the road reopens on the evening of Aug. 11, all of Russell Street will be two-way traffic. The scope of this project will not impact Steven C. Beering Drive, located north of Stadium Avenue, part of which will remain one way. 

The work being done is weather dependent, and if inclement weather occurs, the construction and conversion schedule may shift accordingly. 

While work is underway, motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution in the area, allow extra time for commutes and find alternate routes and parking. When the road reopens on Aug. 11, motorists and pedestrians should continue exercising extreme caution as everyone adjusts to the new traffic patterns. 


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

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