Stadium Avenue and Williams Street reopen ahead of schedule, other restrictions continue in final phase of State Street Redevelopment Project

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Aug. 8, 2018) – Stadium Avenue (from McCormick Road to Northwestern Avenue) and Williams Street (east of Grant Street) will reopen by Sunday, Aug. 12, ahead of the original project schedule.

As the project moves into the final phase of construction, which will last from Aug. 12 through the end of November, the following roadways will be impacted:

New traffic restrictions/activities:

  • A new roundabout is in place at Stadium Avenue and McCormick Road. Caution is urged as everyone adjusts to the new traffic pattern.
  • Airport/McCormick Road from Third Street to U.S. 231 is restricted to southbound traffic only.

Traffic restrictions/activities already in place that will continue:

  • McCormick Road from Westwood to Third Street is closed to traffic. Restricted access to Westwood residents and guests only will be available from the north.
  • A new section of Williams Street is being constructed from Harrison Street to Grant Street. This area remains unavailable to traffic while work is underway.
  • The following roads are open with lane restrictions in place: State Street (between U.S. 231 and Airport/McCormick Road), Harrison Street (from west of Marsteller Street to east of Grant Street) and Grant Street (south of Steely Street).
  • Steely Street (just west of Grant Street) remains open to local traffic only.
  • Intermittent preparatory/utility work along the 2018 project scope, as well as landscaping/finishing work along State Street (from U.S. 231 to Tapawingo Drive), continue and may result in brief lane restrictions.

The interactive construction map continues to be reviewed weekly and updated as appropriate. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should obey all posted signs and use caution while traveling in these areas.

The community is encouraged to regularly visit www.statestreetwl.com for up-to-date project 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. (June 28, 2018) – Several new traffic restrictions/activities will be in place in the coming days as the summer phase of 2018 construction for the State Street Redevelopment Project continues. As highlighted in the 2018 vehicular traffic plan, the following roadways will be impacted during the July 2 to August 12 timeframe: 

New traffic restrictions/activities:

  • Sheetz Street south of Harrison Street will be closed to traffic.
  • Effective on or after July 13, Steely Street from Sheetz Street to west of Grant Street will be closed to traffic.
  • The following roads will be open with lane restrictions in place: Harrison Street (from west of Marsteller Street to east of Grant Street) and Grant Street (south of Steely Street).
  • The following roads will be open to local traffic only: Steely Street (just west of Grant Street) and Chauncey Avenue (just south of Williams Street).

Traffic restrictions/activities already in place that will continue:

  • Stadium Avenue from McCormick Road to just west of Northwestern Avenue remains closed to traffic, including adjacent portions of David Ross Road. 
  • McCormick Road from south of Fairway Lane to State Street remains closed to traffic with restricted access to Westwood residents and guests only. 
  • Third Street from McCormick Road to west of Martin Jischke Drive remains closed to traffic.
  • State Street between U.S. 231 and Airport/McCormick Road remains open to traffic with lane restrictions in place.
  • Williams Street from Grant Street to west of Salisbury Street remains closed to traffic. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency response only. 
  • Chauncey Avenue from south of Harrison Street to south of Williams Street remains closed to traffic. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency response only. 
  • The intersection of State Street and Airport/McCormick Road remains open to traffic with lane restrictions in place.
  • Intermittent preparatory/utility work along the 2018 project scope, as well as landscaping/finishing work along State Street (from U.S. 231 to Tapawingo Drive), continue and may result in brief lane restrictions.
  • The following roads remain open to local traffic only: McCormick Road (from Cherry Lane to south of Fairway Lane); David Ross Road (just north of Stadium Avenue); the Tarkington access road (south of Stadium Avenue); North Russell Street (from Sixth Street to Stadium Avenue); Beering Drive (from Tower Drive to Stadium Avenue); Waldron Street (from Sixth Street to Stadium Avenue); North University Street (from Sixth Street to Stadium Avenue); Wooden Drive (from Tower Drive to Stadium Avenue); Stadium Avenue (just east of Northwestern Avenue); Third Street (just west of Martin Jischke Drive); portions of McCutcheon Drive, MacArthur Drive and the adjacent access roads (access to these areas will be maintained via State Street); Chauncey Avenue (just south of Harrison Street); and Williams Street (just west of Salisbury Street).

The interactive construction map continues to be reviewed weekly and updated as appropriate. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should obey all posted signs and use caution while traveling in these areas.

The community is encouraged to regularly visit www.statestreetwl.com for up-to-date project 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.

Road closures, traffic restrictions expand during next phase of State Street Redevelopment Project

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (May 7, 2018) – The next phase of 2018 construction for the State Street Redevelopment Project will begin on Monday, May 14. As highlighted in the 2018 vehicular traffic plan, the following roadways will be impacted during the May 14 to July 1 timeframe:

Traffic restrictions/activities already in place that will continue:

  • Stadium Avenue between McCormick Road and Russell Street remains closed to traffic, including adjacent portions of David Ross Road.
  • McCormick Road south of Fairway Lane to Westwood remains closed to traffic.
  • State Street between U.S. 231 and Airport/McCormick Road remains open to traffic with lane restrictions in place.
  • Intermittent preparatory/utility work along the 2018 project scope, as well as landscaping/finishing work along State Street (from U.S. 231 to Tapawingo Drive), continue and may result in brief lane restrictions.
  • The following roads remain open to local traffic only: McCormick Road (from Cherry Lane to south of Fairway Lane), David Ross Road (just north of Stadium Avenue), and the Tarkington access road (south of Stadium Avenue).

New traffic restrictions/activities:

  • Stadium Avenue from North Russell Street to just west of Northwestern Avenue will be closed to traffic.
  • Third Street from McCormick Road to west of Martin Jischke Drive will be closed to traffic.
  • McCormick Road from State Street to Fairway Lane will be closed to traffic with restricted access to Westwood residents and guests only.
  • Effective May 29, Williams Street from Grant Street to west of Salisbury Street will be closed to traffic. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency response only.
  • Chauncey Avenue from south of Harrison Street to south of Williams Street will be closed to traffic. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency response only.
  • The intersection of Martin Jischke Drive and Stadium Avenue will temporarily close to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from May 14-20. An alternate pedestrian path will be provided between Owen Hall and Tarkington Hall and at the North Russell Street and Stadium Avenue intersection. Vehicles should utilize North Russell Street, which will be open during this timeframe. After May 20, Martin Jischke Drive will be open to northbound and southbound traffic with pedestrian crosswalks, and the North Russell Street and Stadium Avenue intersection will close.
  • The following roads will be open to local traffic only: North Russell Street (from Sixth Street to Stadium Avenue); Beering Drive (from Tower Drive to Stadium Avenue); Waldron Street (from Sixth Street to Stadium Avenue); North University Street (from Sixth Street to Stadium Avenue); Wooden Drive (from Tower Drive to Stadium Avenue); Stadium Avenue (just east of Northwestern Avenue); Third Street (just west of Martin Jischke Drive); portions of McCutcheon Drive, MacArthur Drive and the adjacent access roads (access to these areas will be maintained via State Street); Chauncey Avenue (just south of Harrison Street); and Williams Street (just west of Salisbury Street).

The interactive construction map continues to be reviewed weekly and updated as appropriate. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should obey all posted signs and use caution while traveling in these areas.

The community is encouraged to regularly visit www.statestreetwl.com for up-to-date project 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.

Road closures, traffic restrictions start next week as final year of construction gets underway for State Street Redevelopment Project

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2018) – Road closures and traffic restrictions will be in place Monday, March 5, as the last year of construction begins on the State Street Redevelopment Project. As highlighted in the 2018 vehicular traffic plan, the following roadways will be impacted during the March 5 to May 13 timeframe:

  • Stadium Avenue between McCormick Road and the Tarkington access road will be closed to traffic, including adjacent portions of David Ross Road.
  • McCormick Road south of Fairway Lane to Westwood will be closed to traffic.
  • Martin Jischke Drive, from just north of the Córdova Recreational Sports Center to Tower Drive, will be open to northbound traffic only with lane restrictions in place.
  • State Street between U.S. 231 and Airport/McCormick Road will be open to traffic with lane restrictions in place.
  • McCormick Road (from Cherry Lane to south of Fairway Lane), David Ross Road (just north of Stadium Avenue), both of the recreational center access roads (south of Stadium Avenue), the Tarkington access road (south of Stadium Avenue) and Waldron Street (south of Stadium Avenue) will be local access only.
  • Additionally, intermittent preparatory and utility work will take place along the 2018 project scope, which could result in brief lane restrictions.

Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should obey all posted signs and use caution while traveling in these areas.

To help the community navigate this work, an interactive construction map will be available on www.statestreetwl.com. This map will show the conditions as of the start of this year’s construction and will be reviewed weekly and updated as appropriate. Each highlighted section of the map can be selected to learn more about work duration, scope and travel impacts.

Also available on www.statestreetwl.com is an updated version of the 2018 vehicular traffic plan which was originally shared with the public in December. The vehicular traffic plan highlights major traffic impacts through the end of November.

The community is encouraged to regularly visit www.statestreetwl.com for up-to-date project 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.

Information sessions to highlight 2018 construction plans for State Street Redevelopment Project

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Jan. 31, 2018) – Construction for the State Street Redevelopment Project will begin again in earnest on March 5 with work taking place this year on Stadium Avenue, Williams Street (including adjacent areas of South Chauncey Avenue and Harrison Street), and Airport and McCormick Roads. The preliminary vehicular traffic plan that was released in December has been updated and is available on www.statestreetwl.com. The vehicular traffic plan highlights major traffic impacts, including main closures and access roads, through the end of November.

The public is invited to attend one of two informational meetings on Thursday, Feb. 8, in which project representatives will walk through the vehicular traffic plan and then be available to answer questions about the project. The first meeting will be held at noon at Purdue University’s Grissom Hall in room 103, 315 N. Grant Street. The second meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the West Lafayette Library’s Walnut Room, 208 W. Columbia St. If inclement weather occurs, please check the State Street Redevelopment Project Facebook page for event updates.

The community is encouraged to sign up for Nixle alerts to receive emergency updates and traffic reminders via text message or email and to regularly visit www.statestreetwl.com throughout the project for up-to-date information.

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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.

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.