The Winona City Council has voted to approve this project.
The city plans to reconstruct Broadway Street as a three-lane road between Sioux Street and Mankato Avenue. This project is primarily intended to improve pedestrian safety, as well as create a safer roadway for drivers and cyclists.
The project will convert the current two lanes in either direction into a single lane in either direction, with a middle lane constructed as a two-way left-turn lane.
The project will create dedicated bike lanes in either direction.
The project will replace all non-conforming pedestrian ramps and will bring them into compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. There also would be about five intersections where curb bump outs will be constructed.
Stantec and the city have secured federal grants for the majority of costs, nearly $2 million. The remainder of the cost, about $1.3 million, will come from state aid funds; the city doesn't plan to use local tax dollars for this project.
Here's an aerial map that provides a block-by-block look at the proposed changes.
This style of project is sometimes referred to as a "Road Diet" - here's more info on what that means:
Here are a few other links with more information: