WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Work on Sagamore Parkway in West Lafayette will begin this week. While the road belongs to the state for now, the the city may take it over soon.
Mayor John Dennis said the city and INDOT have been negotiating on relinquishing Sagamore Parkway for close to a decade. INDOT will repave the road from the bridge up the hill to the Soldiers Home Road and Happy Hollow Road ramps then to Cumberland Avenue.
Dennis said the city gives input on how the road should look and any revenue the city will receive to take over the road. A similar transfer took place in Lafayette.
“INDOT is sort of getting out of the local road and streets business,” Dennis said. “If you look at what happened in Lafayette, they went ahead and relinquished all of 52 to the city of Lafayette. They did so with the guarantees of some resurfacing and a certain dollar amount. We’re looking for the same consideration for the city of West Lafayette.”
Most of the road work on Sagamore Parkway will be taking place at night to avoid the high traffic flow.