State Street Redevelopment: Purdue University

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Project Type: Design Build/ P3

Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Owner: Purdue Research Foundation, City of West Lafayette

Client: Plenary Group & Reith Riley Construction Company

Construction Cost: $50 Million

Completion Date: November 2018

JSE provided design and project management services for this $50 million Public- Private Partnership reconstruction of twelve major roadways on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  The State Street Redevelopment Project (SSRP) was completed near the end of 2018 in time for Purdue University’s 150-year anniversary.

SSRP will transform and serve as a gateway to the Purdue campus making it a better place for residents, students, business owners and visitors. This transformation will create a more desirable destination with new greenspaces, outdoor seating, and overall improved aesthetics. Purdue University will enjoy the enhanced safety of pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and bike paths, and a renovated Western Gateway and Downtown & Village Gateway.

The construction involved new roundabouts, intersections, travel lanes, bicycle paths, storm sewers, new roadway alignments as well as other improvements to enhance the University, City Village and Downtown. 13 local streets were converted from one-way traffic to two-way traffic while adding bike lanes and shared lanes.

JSE provided the design services for this complex, urban reconstruction project.  The design includes over 4 miles of roadway design, 2 new roundabouts, new storm sewers, detention and BMP structures, 18 new traffic signals, new and improved signing, street lighting and ITS features, design of over 75 ADA compliant curb ramps, added bike lanes, trees and landscaping.  JSE also provided maintenance of traffic and construction staging design services involving not only vehicle traffic but also pedestrian/ student MOT during construction.