Make way for pedestrians on Northwestern

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — As several buildings are getting ready to open up on Northwestern Avenue, the city of West Lafayette will likely have to accommodate more pedestrians.

West Lafayette City Engineer Dave Buck said Wang Hall, Bailey Hall, and 720 Northwestern will open up along the street this fall.

The city is looking into replacing the concrete barriers on the median and adding railings and landscaping along the road. Pedestrian signals will also be added to the street.

“What we’re doing to help pedestrians out, and require them to go farther down the road, is to provide an actual signalized crossing at Dodge Street and also a new one at the mid-block in front of MSEE,” said Buck. “There will actually be traffic signals there where pedestrians can cross. We’ll have a pedestrian phase, then we will have a vehicular phase.”

Buck said most of the improvements will be complete by the time students come back in the fall. 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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