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Most Current West Lafayette Road Repairs To Be Done Within A Year

Cumberland Ave Phase 2 reconstruction project
City of West Lafayette
Cumberland Ave Phase 2 reconstruction project

West Lafayette officials say road repair projects that have slowed traffic near the Purdue campus should be complete by fall of 2015.

Public Works Director Dave Buck expects the rebuilding and repaving of Cumberland Avenue between Salisbury Street and Soldiers Home Road to be done by the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

The renovation of Northwestern Avenue on the Purdue campus, where a mid-block crosswalk and traffic lights have been added, still has another phase to go, with more street lights installed along the road and a traffic light added between Dodge Street and Mackey Arena.

Buck says another project, improving Lindberg Road, has started as well.

“Today was kind of the first step in the very long process of developing a design and then eventually building an improvement, whatever we design, as improvements on Lindberg Road through that section,” he says.

Buck says the stretch of Lindberg between Northwestern and Salisbury needs improvements to sidewalks, bike lanes and on-street parking. He says the city hopes to begin construction in 2016.