April 19 Introducing Purdue Parking  

East Airport Parking Lot

Use the following directions for parking on the April 19, 2013, Introducing Purdue date only.

You may use the following address for online mapping services:
1501 Aviation Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
This address will get you close to the parking lot, but use the directions below for specific directions to the lot and once there, watch for the parking attendant.

Parking in the East Airport Lot is free for Admissions guests on event days. Look for the attendant at the lot entrance to receive a parking pass to display in your windshield. When you get close to Airport Road you will begin to see signs for “East Airport Lot Contractor Parking.” View and print a local map of roads leading to the East Airport parking facility.

Arriving

From Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend
Exit I-65 at Exit 172 and proceed west (toward Lafayette) on State Road 26 (South Street). Proceed four miles to West Lafayette. (Be sure to follow the SR 26 signs carefully. At the intersection with Main Street, SR 26 will jog one block north and become Columbia Street.) When you cross the Wabash River you are in West Lafayette and are now on State Street. Proceed to the ninth traffic light and turn left on SR 526 (Airport Road). (You will be on the far western edge of campus.) Immediately after you cross the railroad tracks, turn left. Proceed to the end of the parking lots. You will continue on a service road that runs along fencing that protects airport runways. At the end of the fencing, turn right. Proceed a short way to turn left into the lot.

From Champaign, Crawfordsville, St. Louis, and Terre Haute
Exit I-70 (exit 41) or I-74 (exit 34) on U.S. 231 North. When you cross the Wabash River, you are in West Lafayette. At the first light, turn right. At the second light, turn left on State Road 26 (State Street). Proceed to the seventh traffic light and turn left on SR 526 (Airport Road). (You will be on the far western edge of campus.) Immediately after you cross the railroad tracks, turn left. Proceed to the end of the parking lots. You will continue on a service road that runs along fencing that protects airport runways). At the end of the fencing, turn right. Proceed a short way to turn left into the lot.


Departing

Turn right out of the parking lot and follow the service road past the airport parking lots. Turn right on State Road 526 (Airport Road). At the first light, turn right on State Street. Proceed through seven lights, following the signs for SR 26. (In the center of campus State Street is a one-way street. When departing, you will drive around this one-way section - following a jog that takes you right, then left, left again and then right - back onto State Street). Once back on State Street, at a light at the bottom of the hill on the eastern edge of campus, do one of the following:

To Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend
Stay straight on State Road 26 (State Street) and proceed 4 miles through Lafayette to I-65.

To Champaign, Crawfordsville, St. Louis, and Terre Haute
Turn right on US 231 (River Road). At the second light turn left onto US 231. Proceed on to I-74 (Crawfordsville) or I-70 (Cloverdale).