Evansville Mayor: Announcement coming about 41/Washington pedestrian crossing

Evansville Mayor: Announcement coming about 41/Washington pedestrian crossing

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says his office in in negotiations with INDOT over the pedestrian crossing at Highway 41 and Washington.

He says there will be an announcement in the near future.

The push for a safer crossing has been discussed for decades.

The NAACP even circulated a petition a few years back, and local activists started another one earlier this year.

Mayor Winnecke has sent letters and had meetings with INDOT in the past, and they have denied funding.

Community members say the crossing is a danger for students walking to and from Bosse High School.

NAACP President Gerald Arnold has been pushing for changes to be made at this intersection for two years. He was happy to hear that the Mayor’s office is working with INDOT for a solution.

“Our children have enough to worry about as it is, okay? They’ve got problems in the community. They’ve got problems at home. They’re having issues with struggling in school. They don’t need another issue to have to try to navigate across that highway. I think it’s a good thing and it’s long overdue, and it needs to be done," said Arnold.

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