Summer construction projects to affect traffic around Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Several construction projects will cause vehicular and pedestrian traffic disruptions this summer on the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University. This list (with links to maps) from Physical Facilities includes the major construction disruptions, which will begin on or after Monday, May 12. Travelers are asked to be alert and to be patient as staff and contractors work to complete the projects before the start of the fall semester.

South Russell Drive will be closed for reconstruction between Harrison Street and the KB&S railroad tracks to the south. Construction traffic, customers, and staff are asked to use Ahlers Road from S. River Road for access to campus buildings south of the railroad tracks. A map of the area is available here:

First Street between Martin Jischke Drive and Russell Drive will be closed until August 2009 for the Duhme Hall remodel project. The Windsor Woods parking loop will not be available for thru traffic. A map of the area is available here:

First Street, from McArthur Drive to the west entrance of the parking lot at Fowler House, will close for utility work until July 2009 for the new student housing project. A map of the area is available here:

Traffic will be realigned along Harrison Street from Jischke Drive to Russell Drive for the start of the Harrison Street high voltage duct bank project. During construction additional streets will close for periods of time. These areas include:

  • Harrison Street crossing at Transportation.
  • Jischke Drive just north of Harrison Street.
  • Nimitz Dr. between Jischke Dr. and Gates Drive.
  • Gates Drive south of Nimitz Drive to the Discovery Parking lot.
  • Arnold Drive south of Nimitz Drive

A map of the area is available here:

A tunnel top replacement project will take place immediately south of State Street on S. Russell Drive. The closure is from State Street to just before the entrance into the Lilly parking lot on the east side of the S. Russell and the entrance into the Poultry building parking lot. Both parking lots will be available from the south side of the closure. A map of the area is available here:

The Tippecanoe County Highway Department will close Stadium Avenue at the bridge just west of David Ross Road to replace the bridge. A map of the area is available here:

In addition, the Indiana Department of Transportation plans to repave various locations on campus from May 12 through June 30. Locations include:

  • North University Street from Stadium Ave. to Tower Drive.
  • Ade Drive starting at Tower Drive.
  • Tower Drive from University Street to N. Intramural Drive.
  • N. Intramural Drive from Indiana 26 to 3rd Street.
  • Beering Drive from Tower Drive to Stadium Avenue.
  • Horticulture Drive from Harrison Street to one drive north of Harrison Street.
  • Drive to Daniels turf farm on Indiana 126.

The Pedestrian Traffic Impact Map for summer 2008 is available at

This Web site displays the construction projects around campus that will affect pedestrian and vehicular traffic throughout the summer. Click on the colored and numbered sites for the individual project’s location, construction dates, and related information. (Pop-ups must be enabled to use this feature.)

Questions about the map may be directed to Stephanie Boland, physical facilities communications coordinator at or 4-6916.

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