April 6, 2017

Purdue police urge additional caution when traveling on Purdue campus

With construction underway on the State Street Redevelopment Project, campus safety officials are urging pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists to exercise additional caution when traveling on the Purdue University West Lafayette campus. 

“We always want people traveling to be aware of their surroundings,” says Purdue University Police Chief John Cox, “but it’s even more important now that traffic patterns are shifting and pedestrian crossings are limited.”

With multiple closures and restrictions in place, pedestrian and vehicular traffic has increased on some area roads, especially Martin Jischke Drive, Harrison Street, U.S. 231 and River Road.

“Pedestrians and motorists should be vigilant,” Cox says. “Never assume you know what a pedestrian or a driver will do. Be cautious and watch for the unexpected.”

Cox also advises anyone traveling to or on the West Lafayette campus to obey posted construction signs, keep out of fenced-in areas and allow extra time to get to your destination, especially if traveling during the morning or evening rush hour.

Information about current and upcoming road closures and restrictions, which may be used to plan travel routes, can be found by visiting www.statestreetwl.com and selecting “maps” or “news and updates.”

Source: John Cox, Purdue University Police Chief 

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