State Street Board Makes Preliminary Developer Pick

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The estimated $100 million project aims to improve traffic from the Wabash River through West Lafayette and Purdue's campus. The estimated $100 million project aims to improve traffic from the Wabash River through West Lafayette and Purdue's campus.

West Lafayette and Purdue University have made a preliminary selection of a developer for a $100 million project to overhaul the thoroughfare connecting the campus to the city's downtown. The State Street Redevelopment Project Joint Board expects to complete the selection process with the Plenary Roads State Street team by the end of March.

The project aims to improve traffic systems from the Wabash River through downtown West Lafayette and Purdue's campus. Mayor John Dennis says the effort will boost quality of life for residents, students and visitors.

The Plenary Roads State Street team consists of Plenary Group USA Ltd., Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc., Janssen & Spaans Engineering Inc. and Shrewsberry & Associates LLC. The board will hold a public information session on the proposed public-private agreement on February 3 or 4, followed by a public hearing February 11 before taking a final vote. The agreement must ultimately be approved by Governor Mike Pence as well.

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