Final phase of Cumberland Ave. Corridor project revealed

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WEST LAFAYETTE (WLFI) – An open house gave residents a chance to see final plans of the last phase of the Cumberland Avenue Corridor project.

The road will be redone from Salisbury Street to Solidiers Home Road and will feature new pavement, new street lighting and upgrades to drainage systems. A bike path and multi-use trail will stretch along the northside of the street and a continous trail will do the same on the southside. Cumberland School’s parking lot will also be expanded.

West Lafayette Public Works Director Dave Buck said the potential for increased traffic, due to the road’s connection to State Road 231, didn’t make the street feel like a major roadway.

“We wanted to make sure that the residential areas felt more like a residential street than an arterial street,” said Buck.

The project is estimated to cost up to $5 million. Bids will come in this June, with construction slated to begin in July and carry on until the Fall 2015.

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