West Lafayette Awarded for State Street Project

Accelerate Indiana Municipal (AIM) gave the city a 2019 Community Placemaking Award.

Posted: Sep 3, 2019 1:23 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The State Street project in West Lafayette is receiving statewide recognition.

Accelerate Indiana Municipal (AIM) gave the city a 2019 Community Placemaking Award. The organization helps cities improve and grow throughout the state.

According to West Lafayette City Engineer Ed Garrison, the $120-million State Street project has improved traffic flow and pedestrian safety.

He said the goal for the project was never an award but the city is happy to have it.

“We wanted to repurpose State Street, we wanted to repurpose all the other roads within the Purdue campus area and the remaining roads around so ultimately, that was our goal,” said Garrison. “The byproduct of winning some awards was just the icing on the cake.”

The project took two years to complete. Garrison said to put the amount of work that needed to be done into perspective, the project would have taken ten to 15 years if it were split into individual projects.

Garrison said it’s great seeing West Lafayette moving in the right direction and being recognized for it.

“We're all about complete streets, you know, live, work, play atmosphere and a lot of what we've done fit that mold,” said Garrison. “To get some recognition for it, make sure the rest of the state knows that, that's our goal and our aim is big for us.”

There were 14 cities nominated and four winners in total. West Lafayette joins Whiting, Carmel, and Huntingburg that also received the award.

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