Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis Says State Street Lights Can't Be Fixed Yet

Apr 5, 2018

The mayor responds to listener complaints about State Street traffic flow by saying, in part, that the closure of nearby streets is to blame. But traffic jams have existed since it reopened last August...
Credit City of West Lafayette

It’s been about eight months since West Lafayette’s State Street reopened to traffic. And some drivers feel like they’ve spent the majority of that time either waiting in gridlock or watching walk signals cater to non-existent pedestrians.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, a couple listeners want to know what the city is doing to make traffic move more smoothly, and they have a few suggestions for Mayor John Dennis.

Also on this week’s show, with State Street and the city’s new downtown set to make a lot of change in how the city functions, how does a 20-year redevelopment plan come together? When will there be enough data to show what needs the city will have in 20 years? And how might having to wait on those numbers affect whether a new city hall is built?