Winona, MN: Pedestrian underpasses too late for student

18 Jan

A Winona State University (WSU) student was killed when hit by a train in the small hours of January 17th, 2014. The accident occurred on the Hull Street level crossing which is located near the campus in Winona. The circumstances surrounding the accident are the subject of investigation.

After many years of discussion WSU succeeded in securing agreement from partners, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and Minnesota’s Department of Transportation, that led to a project to construct two pedestrian underpasses at the Winona Street and Johnson Street intersections with the CPR right of way which are both close to the WSU campus. Although construction began in spring 2015, it will be later this year before the new routes under CPR’s tracks are ready for use.

 

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