August 27, 2021
Multiple construction projects are ongoing on the West Lafayette campus as new academic year begins
As the 2021-22 academic year gets underway, work on several construction and renovation projects will continue on the West Lafayette campus. In addition to the building projects, the planting of more trees will continue to shape the campus landscape as part of the 1869 Tree Planting Master Plan.
As a result of ongoing work, the following sidewalk, road and parking restrictions will be in place during the fall semester:
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering roof repair: Fencing has been installed around the perimeter of Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering to help facilitate roof repairs. The fencing will remain in place until the project is complete in February 2022.
Additionally, the right turn lane of eastbound Stadium Avenue to southbound Northwestern Avenue is scheduled to close on or after Sept. 13. It will remain closed until mid-November.
David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex: Progress continues this fall on three new facilities that make up the David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex. Work continues on the 13-acre site with exterior facades, while progress is being made on interior masonry, wall and ceiling finishes, and mechanical and electrical work.
Access to Lynn Hall of Veterinary Medicine is being maintained at the north entrance off Harrison Street. A limited amount of parking spaces are available near Lynn Hall for specific business needs.
Construction is expected to last through December of this year.
Dudley Hall and Lambertus Hall: Roofing, masonry and window installation will continue into the fall for Dudley Hall and Lambertus Hall, located near the intersection of Grant Street and Northwestern Avenue. Interior work, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and painting, will continue until the project is complete in 2022.
Increased truck traffic will continue in the area due to material deliveries.
Marc and Sharon Hagle Hall: Structural work will continue this fall on Hagle Hall, the new Bands & Orchestras building. Road, parking and sidewalk impacts remain in place near the intersection of North Russell Street and Third Street. The project is scheduled to be complete in summer 2022.
Purdue Memorial Union: The ground floor renovation of Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) will continue into the fall semester with a reopening date in January 2022. The project will provide new dining options, enhanced technology and improved accessibility. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing work is underway, along with flooring, ceiling and equipment installation.
As part of the project, construction on two new outdoor terraces will continue into the fall semester. Most sidewalks south of PMU and the shared-use path immediately north of State Street in the area will remain closed through October.
In addition, occasional lane restrictions along the adjacent section of westbound State Street are in place as truck traffic accesses the construction site.
1869 Tree Planting Master Plan: Planting for the 1869 Tree Planting Master Plan will continue this fall at additional campus locations. Under the plan, 3,738 trees will be planted by fiscal year 2025. The total number of trees was determined by doubling 1,869, which is the year Purdue was founded. Intermittent sidewalk and road impacts are possible while crews plant the trees.
In addition to these University projects, progress continues along State Street near Airport Road/McCormick Road for Purdue Research Foundation’s Provenance at Discovery Park District.
Construction updates are available on the Physical Facilities construction and travel notices webpage. An online construction map and printable construction map will also continue to be available.