Lafayette approves $30M project for Sagamore Pkwy.


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette Board of Works approved a nearly $30 million road project Tuesday morning.

The city will begin taking bids for a project on Sagamore Parkway. Crews have already been working on the road this summer, resurfacing parts after a record-breaking winter.

City Engineer Jenny Leshney said major changes are coming to the road beginning this fall.

“We are raising the road in a significant way between Greenbush and Union Street. We will have some retaining walls there,” Leshney explained. “We will also have a trail segment from Union to Greenbush. We’ll have new lighting, new sidewalks on both sides. So really it’s going to be an enhancement.”

Leshney said the first section to be worked on will begin at the north entrance of Home Depot to Beech Drive. She said the entire project should take about two years to complete.

The city will also be launching a new website to keep drivers informed on traffic and to share photos during the construction process.

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