Drivers taking illegal ‘shortcut’ are getting stuck

(WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Some drivers trying to take a shortcut on Sagamore Parkway in Lafayette are getting stuck in the sand.

Two cars have been towed after drivers tried to go through the sandy median between McDonald’s and Right Guy’s Auto.

Lafayette construction manager Randy Loft said he often sees people breaking the rules to cut across this area. He said not only is it against the law, but it can cost drivers a lot of money.

“You will damage your vehicle, there’s sand! And if you get stuck in it, you’ll have to be towed out and that’s another expense,” said Loft. “So, we recommend not to do it.”

Loft said people are moving cones and barricades to cross over. He said if you are caught moving construction materials, you will receive a hefty fine.

If motorists want to get to the other side, Loft said they need to use the U-turn opportunity at the end of the construction zone. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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