South Street closures effective in April

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Two more portions of Lafayette’s South Street will see construction projects in the month of April.

According to the City of Lafayette, a sewer project will begin at the old Home Hospital site beginning on or after April 1. Meyer Najem construction will begin the sanitary sewer tie-ins on that site.

The closure will affect South Street between S. 26th Street, on the west side, and S. 23rd Street, on the east side. The closure is for westbound traffic only, eastbound traffic will remain on South Street. In addition, other roads will be affected to the south, including Park Avenue and Scott Street.

Signs will be in place to redirect traffic during construction. Denney excavating will be on site with earth moving equipment during the closure. All work will take place between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

South Street in downtown Lafayette will see lane closures starting April 10. Gillate General contractors will begin demolition of the existing Regions Bank building. The south side of South Street, between S. Fourth Street and S. Fifth Street, will see lane closures. As well as a portion of S. Fifth Street, from South Street to Alabama Street, will also be affected.

City officials said the downtown lane closures will remain in place for four to six weeks. They said signs, arrow boards and fencing will be in place during the construction phase. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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