Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Bridge Tax, Construction Congestion

Apr 8, 2016

Although a proposed county bridge tax would draw some revenue away from West Lafayette, the mayor says he'll probably support the tax because the entire community benefits when infrastructure is upgraded.
Credit City of West Lafayette

Tippecanoe County wants to establish a new major bridge tax to cover the costs of replacing large bridges 20 to 50 years from now.  But, creating the tax would subtract some revenue from the city of West Lafayette.  Mayor John Dennis weighs in on the costs versus benefits of paying to maintain county bridges.

Also, will the Happy Hollow Road reconstruction project be finished before work starts on State Street?   And, a progress report on the installation of the huge combined storm water and sewer pipe that has shut down the intersection of River Road and State Street.

What can the mayor do to ease the congestion created when multiple road projects are under construction simultaneously?