WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Yeager Road will soon receive $2.7 million in improvements.
The road will be reconstructed from Sagamore Parkway to Cumberland Road. Construction plans call for a center left-turn lane and a shared-use path, as well as new gutters and curbs.
The city has budgeted $300,000 to purchase adjacent property to add right-of-way, making room to widen the road.
West Lafayette City Engineer Mitchell Lankford says the corridor is attracting more housing developments. It's also a thoroughfare for industries at Purdue Research Park.
"This helps serve the community to provide a nice thoroughfare to connect to the city core, Purdue, all the way to the north," he says.
Lankford says the shared-use path will connect to the Cumberland Park trail system. Lankford says the project is part of the city's vision to be a multi-modal community when it comes to transportation.
"It gives everybody an option to safely ride a bike or walk or scooter or rollerblade to their destination, to where they don't have to use a car," he says.
The project is the third phase of construction on Yeager Road. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2021.