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Safe and efficient travel keys to Perimeter Parkway

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A more than $5-million project through Purdue expects to help traffic flow easier.

The first phase of what is known as the Perimeter Parkway is complete along Harrison Street near the Veterinary School.

It’s part of a long range plan to improve travel through campus and parts of West Lafayette.

City public works director Dave Buck says the project makes getting around Purdue more efficient.

The project took just over a year to complete and came in under budget.

It cost $5.1-million, which is $500,000 less than projected.

The savings will help pay for the subsequent phases.

The second part will include the other end of Harrison Street to improve the sidewalks and traffic lanes at Grant and Chauncey.

Buck says it’s possible to have that section completed by 2014.