The Winona National Bank has announced plans to construct a new drive-up facility at its downtown location.
Bank President and CEO, Jack Richter, said the work is scheduled to begin on Sptember 15th, with completion by the end of this year.
The facility will replace the current drive-up which was expanded from three lanes to six lanes in 1979. The new drive-up will revert back to three lanes and create 25 new employee parking spaces at the bank.
Wapasha Construction of Winona is the prime contractor. No cost estimate for the project was announced in a press release.
Richter said during the construction the bank's downtown ATM will be closed. Cash withdrawals can be made in the bank's interior office and at its two other drive-up locations on Winona's east and west side.
Winona Main Street Project Coordinator David Bittner said creating the new employee parking spaces will free up 25 public parking spaces on the streets around the bank. With the addition of new diagonal parking on Main Street between Fourth Street and Second Street, the downtown will have an additional 52 new public parking spaces.
Richter said the exterior of the new facility will be modeled after the bank's historic downtown office which opened in 1916.