October 7, 2013
Update: Traffic, parking disruptions
Here are notes on some current and upcoming disruptions on or near the West Lafayette campus.
This information draws on Physical Facilities' online reports. A summary of construction, including maps, is at https://www.purdue.edu/physicalfacilities/construction_notices.html with links to individual construction notices. Physical Facilities updates this information regularly and recommends not relying on information more than two weeks old. Weather conditions and other factors play a significant role in progress on projects.
Storm water inlet repair on Oval Drive. Today (Oct. 7), water works staff will be repairing a storm water inlet on the north end of Oval Drive near the Recitation Building. Work is expected to be complete in one day; however, barricades will remain in place until Friday (Oct. 11) to allow the concrete to cure. Traffic will not be restricted, but motorists should be cautious in the area.
Sidewalk closure at University and Third streets. On Tuesday (Oct. 8), the sidewalk will be closed at the northeast corner of the University Street Parking Garage to allow water works staff to complete valve work.
Sidewalk closure on north side of State Street. Throughout this week (Oct. 7-11), the sidewalk on the north side of State Street west of Russell Street will be closed for repair.
REMINDERS -- Northwestern and local
Northwestern Avenue: Northbound lane restriction adjacent to Wang Hall (across from Physics Building). The construction of Wang Hall will necessitate the intermittent closure of the easternmost northbound lane adjacent to the construction site. Motorists are advised to be extra alert in the area. Construction is to be completed in early 2014.
Northwestern Avenue: Northbound lane restriction near Mackey Arena. The construction of a new building known as 720 Northwestern Avenue at the corner of Evergreen and Northwestern Avenue (across from Mackey Arena) will reduce northbound Northwestern Avenue to one lane in front of the construction site at various times.
Roundabout use. Visitors to the campus and area who are not familiar with roundabouts, especially ones with multiple lanes, may wish to view the diagrams of traffic flow for the new roundabout at Northwestern Avenue and Yeager Road. The City of West Lafayette has posted these diagrams at www.westlafayette.in.gov/department/division.php?fDD=5-188 along with other facts about roundabouts.