WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Crews are putting the finishing touches along the 5 miles of road connecting South River Road and U.S. 52 in West Lafayette.
"Our crews are seeding, they are also installing some signage," INDOT Spokeswoman Debbie Calder said. "They are working on some traffic signals. There are lots of odds and ends getting finished up before we open the roadway."
Calder said once open it's going to help cut back on traffic running through Purdue's campus.
"It's really going to alleviate traffic for West Lafayette residents, for Purdue's campus," Calder said. "It's not only going to make it safer for motorists, it's going to make it safer for pedestrians."
West Lafayette mayor John Dennis said not only is it safer, but the new roadway brings a lot of room for development. Dennis said the city will be working closely with Purdue down the road.
"Ideally what we'd like to bring there is new technology," Dennis said. "Our focus now isn't trying to create a manufacturing belt."
While the countdown comes to an end for drivers and developers, Dennis said the new road will open new doors for the city of West Lafayette.
"It's a very, very beautiful road," Dennis said. "It really does sort of traverse one of the more attractive parts of our community and that side of the county, and we would also like to use that as a focal point and a new gateway into Purdue University and the city of West Lafayette."
The road is scheduled to open September 13.
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