The City of West Lafayette Engineering Department provides engineering guidance to the Mayor, other city departments, boards, and commissions concerning the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of private and public works projects involving buildings, roads, storm drainage, sidewalks, and handicap accessibility.  The Engineering Department also provides guidance to insure adherence to the appropriate standards and guidelines.
Responsibilities include:
  • Direction of activities for all public construction in the City corporate limits
  • Permitting of all new construction and site inspection
  • Plan review
  • Planning, designing, and overseeing capital public works projects
  • Maintaining Capital Master Plan
  • Maintaining construction records

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Current Projects

Newman Road Underpass Project

This project will replace the existing Newman Road (and the Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad Underpass) from immediately west of the Newman Road/SR 26 intersection to Benson Drive with a modern structure. This structure will

  1. accommodate easier access for passenger, commercial and emergency vehicles; 
  2. promote pedestrian and bicycle access and safety; 
  3. facilitate utility service; and 
  4. provide a tangible and recognizable front-door presence and gateway to the Purdue Aerospace District (a tract of land consisting of 176 gross acres (105 net development areas) that was named an Indiana Certified Technology Park by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation in 2015).

Construction for this project is set to begin in December 2019.

Salisbury Street Trail Project

The completed construction project will provide improved safety for multimodal transportation that moves northbound and southbound through West Lafayette. The anticipated result of that desire is a continuous trail along Salisbury from Kalberer Road (the trail will also tie into Cumberland Park) down Salisbury Street for approximately two miles until the intersection of Grant Street and Salisbury Street at which point the trail would follow Grant Street to Northwestern Avenue.

Construction for this project is planned for the 2020 construction season.

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Ed Garrison, City Engineer
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West Lafayette, IN 47906

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