The State Street Redevelopment Project is a complex endeavor located within a major college campus embracing an urban entertainment and central business district and separate riverfront retail development, multiple roadway corridors, and most importantly, a tight budget and time frame for completion in advance of Purdue’s 150-year anniversary. The improved roadway corridors form a perimeter loop road around the Purdue University campus and the State Street spine connecting the campus core with adjacent entertainment and retail districts.
The State and Tapawingo roundabout portion of the project included the redesign of State Street from Roebuck past Tapawingo Road. State Street was redesigned as a four-lane boulevard and the stoplight controlled intersection at Tapawingo and State was redesigned to be a dual lane roundabout. A dedicated bike lane was designed on the north side of State Street, as well as pedestrian sidewalks. The project also included the redesign of parking and traffic through Wabash Landing and around the Hilton Garden Inn. The corridor was designed with new outdoor gathering areas, lighting, street trees, greenspaces, outdoor seating and way-finding to enhance the business district for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.