Traffic, parking update and other Physical Facilities news

February 11, 2013  

Here are notes on some current and upcoming disruptions on or near the West Lafayette campus, as well as notes on bicycles for sale and video camera installation.

This information draws on Physical Facilities' online reports. A summary of construction, including maps, is at 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.

Elevator at Wood Street Parking Garage. The Wood Street Parking Garage elevator is out of service. Operations and Maintenance staff are working on a solution but do not yet have an estimated repair time. Most reserved/handicap spaces are on the lowest level of the garage, but those who count on the elevator are advised to park in the Grant Street Parking Garage until the repair is complete.

Coal truck drive off U.S. 231. The coal truck drive located off U.S. 231 (South River Road) will be closed through Feb. 22. Coal truck traffic will be diverted to Ahlers Drive during this time, and motorists should be attentive to the increased traffic.

Warehouse and Surplus Store bicycle sale. The Purdue University Warehouse and Surplus Store has used bicycles available for $25 each for as long as supplies last. Those interested in purchasing a bike may do so during the store's normal operating hours, noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Warehouse and Surplus Store is at 3601 Sagamore Parkway North, Suite K, in Lafayette. Questions: Susan Ticen, Warehouse and Surplus Store, 742-4414 or

Routing of requests for video camera installation. All requests for potential video camera installation should be routed to Carol Shelby, senior director of environmental health and public safety. This is so regardless of the purpose of the proposed equipment, e.g., documenting the progress of construction project, enhanced safety and security, or something else.


The new bypass section of U.S. 231 still is under construction, and until INDOT has all required measures in place, the new section of roadway will remain closed. INDOT urges individuals to stay off the closed road for their own safety. Barricades are in place and should be obeyed. Purdue police will be enforcing this closure, and individuals found on the closed section of roadway are subject to arrest for trespassing.

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