October 7, 2020

Part of State and Sheetz streets set to close through mid-November


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - In order to facilitate utility work for the Purdue Memorial Union ground-floor renovation, sections of State and Sheetz streets will close on Monday (Oct. 12). The closure is expected to last through mid-November, when the utility work is complete.

State Street will be closed from just east of Memorial Mall Drive to just west of Grant Street. Sheetz Street will be closed from State Street to just north of Wood Street. Several parking spaces along Sheetz Street will be unavailable while work is performed. Access to the gravel parking lot located west of Sheetz Street will be maintained from the south.

The designated detour for motorists is shown in the map and consists of the following route:

  • South Grant Street
  • Williams Street
  • Harrison Street
  • South Russell Street
  • West State Street

Access to Memorial Mall Drive and Marsteller Street from west of the closure on State Street will be maintained. Traffic coming from the east on State Street will need to follow the detour route to reach Memorial Mall Drive.

The utility work also will close the shared-use path and some sections of sidewalk immediately north of State Street in the area of the road closure. Pedestrians and bicyclists should use the open sidewalks, and a detour is shown on the map below. Bicyclists are asked to walk their bikes when using the sidewalks.

CityBus routes serving PMU and the Krannert Building will detour during the closure. A temporary stop will be located at Sheetz and Woods streets. More information about these changes can be found on the CityBus website.

The ground floor PMU renovations, which will be complete in January 2022, will include new retail dining options and outdoor terraces.

“We are excited to bring these new options and features to one of Purdue’s most popular dining locations,” said Don Petersen, project executive, Capital Program Management. “We ask that the campus community remain patient as we complete this necessary utility work in order to continue making progress on the overall project.”

Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians should exercise caution in the area, obey posted signs and follow detours or seek alternate routes.

Media contact: Jim Bush, 765-336-1909, jsbush@purdue.edu 

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