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Cherry Lane expanding to U.S. 231, adding northern gateway to Purdue

Once the construction is complete, you will be able to drive on Cherry Lane from Northwestern Avenue to U.S. 231.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2018 6:16 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette City Engineers have announced an expansion of Cherry Lane, creating a northernmost gateway to Purdue University. Once the construction is complete, you will be able to drive on Cherry Lane from Northwestern Avenue to U.S. 231.

The construction will expand the road next to Alexander Field. A new traffic signal will then go in at the Cherry Lane and U.S 231 intersection. New lighting and a multi-use path for bikers and pedestrians will also be added. 

"It will be basically the new entrance into the north side of campus and should help out greatly with game day traffic," said City Engineer Ed Garrison.

Construction is set to begin in March, and the goal is to have everything completed by the 2019 Purdue football season.

"We want to kind of give the community a break for a little bit and get everyone to take a deep breath and relax," said Garrison. "This is going to help the community and should cause very little impact to the traveling public."

The project is expected to cost around $3 million.

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