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Vehicular and pedestrian impacts near Russell Street

November 1, 2018 | For the campus and community

Update: Parking, sidewalk closures west of Russell Street between Third and Fifth Streets start Nov. 16

Updated Nov. 9, 2018 to reflect phased activities and a new title — originally titled "Parking, sidewalk closures west of Russell Street between Third and Fifth Streets start Nov. 5"

Construction activities for the new Third Street North residence hall has increased, and parking is unavailable in the following areas in order to facilitate the ongoing work through August 2020:

  • Parking spaces directly east of Wiley Dining Court

  • The lot north of the Black Cultural Center

  • Parking along Russell Street between Third and Fifth Streets

Additionally, beginning Nov. 16, the west sidewalk along Russell Street between Third and Fifth Streets will be unavailable, and the Fourth Street pedestrian crossing will also close. Bicycle parking is relocated from the east side of Third Street Suites to the north paved area between Krach Leadership Center and Third Street Suites for the duration of the project.

As seen in the map provided (download image), all residence hall parking spaces located east of Tarkington and Wiley Residence Halls has become A/B permit parking, and the gravel lot at the northeast corner of Russell Street and Fifth Street changed from A/B/C permit parking to A/B permit parking. Alternate parking for residence hall permit holders is available in the McCutcheon Drive Parking Garage on the second level and above with CityBus service available nearby.

Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians should use caution in the area, seek alternate routes and obey all posted signs.

Questions related to parking may be directed to Parking Facilities at (765) 494-9497 or Other questions may be directed to Jake Denecke, senior project manager, at (765) 494-6721 or

Purdue University Physical Facilities, 1801 Newman Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906-4510, (765) 494-8000

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