WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Drivers will want to avoid Salisbury Street south of Sagamore Parkway starting Monday as crews work to improve the intersection at Navajo Street.
“The intersection is being raised two feet to eliminate the bump going through there and to improve ADA issues that we have with this intersection to improve access from the ADA standpoint and a vehicle and pedestrian issue,” assistant street commissioner Ben Anderson said.
Starting Monday, Salisbury Street will be closed from Sagamore Parkway to Rainbow Drive until July 7. Northbound lanes will stay open, but drivers will not be able to turn west on Navajo Street.
“The detour for south bound is to go Sagamore Parkway over to Yeager Road, south on Yeager to Northwestern, Northwestern down to Lindberg and back to Salisbury,” Anderson said.
Once the southbound lanes are finished in about a month, northbound lanes will close.
Anderson said in addition to leveling out the intersection, new coordinated lights will help with traffic flow.
“Signal improvements here that are going to tie into the signal at old 52,” Anderson said. “They’ll be able to talk to each other and hopefully clear up some of the congestion that we see during peak times at this intersection.”
While crews work in the area, Anderson asks drivers to use caution and if possible avoid the area.
“It will definitely be really constricted through here. It’s going to be tight lanes,” Anderson said. “Obviously, we want to keep it safe for both vehicle and pedestrian traffic as well as the guys who are in the work zone working.”
The project is expected to be finished by the time students make their way back to school in August.