West Lafayette prepares for Purdue football traffic

Thousands of people are making there way to West Lafayette this week.

Posted: Aug. 29, 2018 4:54 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Thousands of people are making there way to West Lafayette. The first home Purdue University football game of the season is Thursday night.

With the increase in foot traffic and vehicle traffic, West Lafayette police will be lending a helping hand. WLPD will be sending 15 to 20 officers to help Purdue University police on game day. Officers recommend using US 231 and follow all the football traffic signs.
Deputy Chief Troy Harris says if the signs suggest you go a route, that route is suggested for a reason. He also says there has been a lot of construction updates which caused plans to change from last year.

"We work so closely with Purdue. We just want to make sure that we're providing a safe environment for our students and the visitors from out of town," said Harris.

Drivers new to the area should be alert to any traffic changes and follow posted warnings and signs.

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