LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A portion of South Street is closing for approximately 90 days beginning April 2.
Lafayette police released its plans for the closure Wednesday. The portions of South Street between Earl Avenue to Sagamore Parkway and from Sagamore to Hamman Street is closing as part of the Restore Sagamore project.
These portions of South Street will be closed to through traffic. One lane of Sagamore Parkway will remain open for drivers to cross going both northbound and southbound.
Lafayette police said this closure will be a significant disruption to the traffic flow in the area. LPD said drivers should expect traffic during the 90-day project.
The official detour is Creasy Lane to Union Street to Earl Avenue.
The city of Lafayette encourages people to visit the businesses impacted by the closure. There will be ways to get to the businesses. LPD is providing all impacted businesses information to allow for proper planning.
In addition to the Restore Sagamore project, INDOT will perform some construction work and will also repave Teal Road from 30th Street to Sagamore Parkway. Sagamore Parkway South to County Road 800 South will also be repaved. During this construction, there will be lane restrictions, shifts and closures in front of the Tippecanoe Mall.
The Lafayette Police Traffic Unit is increasing its presence during the construction projects.
For more information on the Restore Sagamore project and the timeline, head to the project website.