INDOT holds final public hearing on proposed pedestrian bridge over US 41

INDOT holds final public hearing on proposed pedestrian bridge over US 41
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 8:08 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 7:12 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - On Wednesday, the Indiana Department of Transportation held a public hearing for a proposed pedestrian bridge over US 41 in Evansville.

The meeting was held at Bosse High School.

The public had a chance to view project displays and speak with project representatives before formal presentations began.

Attendees had the opportunity to provide comments on the project.

Some people in attendance suggested fencing around the walkway to prevent anyone from dropping items onto the road, while others suggested a canopy to keep the path from being affected by the weather.

For those who were unable to attend the event in person, the public hearing presentation and comment session were also broadcasted live on the INDOT Southwest Facebook page.

INDOT spokesman Gary Brian said the public comments will be reviewed before the project advances.

“We’ve done a lot of dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s here, so once we wrap up here, and kind of start looking at public comment, it kind of goes to next construction season,” he said.

Brian said the end of the next construction season is when they expect the project to be completed.

The event also had early plans to alter the intersection at US 41 and Washington Avenue. Brian said that plan is still in its early stages, and the traffic pattern hasn’t yet been decided.

INDOT shared a preview of the new bridge last week.

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