ST. JOSEPH - St. Joseph will consider using study funds towards a pedestrian crossing along County Road 75 during their city council meeting on Monday night.

The purpose of the study is to look at alternatives to improve safe pedestrian crossing of the County Road between 2nd Avenue Northwest and 20th Avenue Southeast in town.

The study is estimated to cost $40,000 in 2016. $32,000 would be funded through a grant, with $8,000 coming from city sales taxes.

County Road 75 essentially divides the city into a north and southern half. As the amount of traffic has increased over the years, the highway has increasingly become a barrier for safe pedestrian crossing.

While four of the eight streets intersecting the County road are signalized, only two intersections have pedestrian areas on both sides of the county road.