Bemidji City Council To Consider Pedestrian Crosswalk
The Bemidji City Council will consider a motion on Monday’s meeting whether or not to install a pedestrian crosswalk across Trunk Highway 197 at the Dairy Queen, according to city documents.
While MnDOT has “been hesitant” to install one in the past, it green-lit the project after a resident request of it a few weeks ago. However, MnDOT states that Bemidji must pay for the project.
The construction and installation of the push button activation flashing pedestrian beacon and crosswalk should total, $30,000, but a total of $42,000 is being budgeted for the entire project.
If council passes the motion, the City Manager and Finance Director recommend the funds come from the city’s reserves.