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Lane restrictions begin for year-long project on Schuyler Avenue

Construction crews set out the barriers Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: Oct 16, 2019 5:53 AM
Updated: Oct 16, 2019 6:06 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lane restrictions are now in place on Schuyler Avenue in Lafayette. Construction crews set out the barriers Tuesday afternoon.

The major road will be down to one lane in each direction. The lane closures are expected to last for several months, but officials say the lanes won’t be blocked off for the entire duration of the project.

The lanes are closed from the intersection of Schuyler Avenue and Sagamore Parkway to the area of Schuyler Avenue and I-65. It’s about a one-mile stretch.

Jeromy Grenard, Lafayette City Engineer, told News 18 the lanes will remain closed while workers bore underneath Schuyler Avenue.

Crews are working on installing two force mains and a water main.

However, Grenard explained there’s a lot more work going on underneath the pavement.

“We’re building a lift station out there on County Road 200 South,” he said. “And we have a lot of main work that we need to go underneath of the creek.”

Grenard said the lane restrictions are all about good timing.

“We’re trying to get the boring work done underneath the pavement while we have good weather,” he said.

Grenard says the lane closures is the only part of the project that will impact drivers.

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