Open house held for Washington Ave./U.S. 41 crossing

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 5:41 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A public meeting was held at Bosse High School on Wednesday for a proposed pedestrian bridge at Highway 41 and Washington Avenue.

It’s been a hot topic in the community because a lot of young students cross that busy intersection to get to nearby schools.

A big reason for Wednesday’s event is to get the public’s opinion about design choices. They have several displays set up. Each guest has stickers they can use to mark the design they like best.

Officials say the location and most of the bridge’s functional design are already decided.

The bridge will cross US 41, just north of Washington Street.

The goal is to provide a safe route for kids walking home from school, and they say it’s going to be very similar to the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Lloyd near the exit for 41.

Jason Tiller, INDOT southwest’s communications director says Wednesday is the public’s chance to see what’s going on and have their voices heard.

”When we committed to doing this, we said we were going to be transparent, we were going to keep the public up to date every step of the way, and this was just making sure we kept that promise and delivered,” stated Tiller.

INDOT’s website will have all of the information and a section to vote on the design you like best.

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