Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Navigating Summer Roadwork Delays

May 11, 2017

A delay in the closure of the SR 26 / Sagamore Parkway intersection could mean it's still closed when Purdue students come back to campus in the fall.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

For months, we’ve known a couple things about this summer’s road construction in Greater Lafayette.

One, it was always going to be a hassle.

And secondly, the cities seemed committed to trying to complete major projects while most Purdue students were away for the summer.

But the City of Lafayette now says the closure of the county’s busiest intersection isn’t slated to start until July and will last past the time students and their parents return.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we find out from Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski when that project and others that have seemed to linger will be complete.

Also on this week’s show, what is Lafayette getting out of a collaboration with West Lafayette and a private contractor who’s trying to mollify businesses hurt by all the recent construction?

Is it worth it to hold events in Lafayette locations people already frequent?