State Road 26

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, a study shows more housing units will be needed in the downtown Lafayette area in the next few years to meet demand—and that both older and younger professionals looking to move there are part of that equation. How does the city create a downtown that appeals to everyone?

In this week's talk with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, we’ll discuss concerns surrounding road construction and traffic at the Sagamore Parkway and State Road 26 intersection--and how about those decorative lights?

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

For months, we’ve known a couple things about this summer’s road construction in Greater Lafayette.

One, it was always going to be a hassle.

And secondly, the cities seemed committed to trying to complete major projects while most Purdue students were away for the summer.

But the City of Lafayette now says the closure of the county’s busiest intersection isn’t slated to start until July and will last past the time students and their parents return.

INDOT gives control of US52 & SR26 to Lafayette

Feb 15, 2012

Lafayette leaders will have a great say over two major roads running through the city.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and city's Board of Works have signed an agreement to transfer to the city of Lafayette responsibility for 19.6 miles of U.S. 52 and nearly 7.5 miles of State Road 26 through the city.  In exchange, INDOT has agreed to pay the city $21 million.