Agreement Reached for "Pedestrian Crossing" near Hwy 41 and Washington Ave

Nov 6, 2019

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Plans are moving forward for a new pedestrian crossing near Highway 41 and Washington Avenue. 

One day after voters re-elected Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, he announced an agreement with the Indiana Department of Transportation…

"The City of Evansville has recommended a new pedestrian crossing connecting the greenway across U.S. 41  on the north side of Enlow Field. It will allow students and fans to enter the football field and school in the entrances that are currently being used."

Speaking at Bosse High School, Winnecke said the $5 million project will take a while, with construction expected to start in 2023.

It’s still not clear what shape the project will take.

The city is pushing for a pedestrian overpass, but INDOT must follow a process that includes federal approval.

Winnecke spokesman Noah Stubbs said one option state and federal officials might consider is a pedestrian tunnel.

INDOT District Commissioner Rusty Fowler said there are “many elements to consider” with the ultimate goal to “deliver the right solution” to enhance safety.

In the meantime, small changes to the current traffic configuration are planned to maximize the amount of time pedestrians have to cross at 41 and Washington.