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Sagamore Parkway Bridge reopening delayed

Drivers between Lafayette and West Lafayette will need to wait a little longer for both sides of the Sagamore Parkway bridge to reopen.

Posted: Sep 3, 2019 6:21 PM
Updated: Sep 4, 2019 9:10 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Drivers between Lafayette and West Lafayette will need to wait a little longer for both sides of the Sagamore Parkway bridge to reopen.

The westbound stretch over the Wabash River has been closed since April for resurfacing and was supposed to be finished in early August.

INDOT spokesperson Debbie Calder said rain in July pushed that timeline back. The project is now supposed to wrap up some time this month, but they don't have a more exact date.

Driver Gabrielle Myers said it can be dangerous traveling on the bridge because of the bottleneck.

"I've seen near accidents because traffic gets so congested," said Myers. "One person slams on their brakes, and then the entire line, you know, that could be fifty to sixty cars that have to slam on their brakes, and that could be a big pile up."

When INDOT started the project, it said both bridges would be back open in time for Purdue students arriving on campus, and for the start of football season.

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