EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Indiana Department of Transportation and the City of Evansville have made an announcement concerning the Highway 41 and Washington intersection.
Wednesday at Bosse High School, officials said there are now plans for a new pedestrian crossing.
They say it’s a $5 million project, and the city is matching 20 percent. Mayor Winnecke says this will take a few years, but it will happen.
The push for a safer crossing has been discussed for decades.
INDOT officials tell us it will likely be a pedestrian bridge, however, the design of this crossing is not set in stone.
Reporter Joseph Payton caught up with Bosse High School’s Student Council President Jasmine Bennett after the announcement. She says a majority of the students know just how dangerous crossing 41 can be so she was happy to hear something is finally being done.
“I think there is going to be a lot more students who feel safer crossing and things like that," explains Bennett. "I know from personal experience, my cousin refuses to cross it just because she is nervous, so I have to go over there and pick her up every morning, but finally she’ll be able to cross it herself.”
INDOT says they will open bidding near the end of 2023.