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July 14 meeting to discuss underpass designs

 

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This photo from 1940 shoes the historic underpass not long after it was originally built. Different designs will be presented at a public meeting to be held Tuesday.

Should the original and historic design of the underpass on Hwy. 71 just north of downtown be rebuilt or should the facade be updated with a more modern design?

The City of Kimball will host a public forum from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at the Kimball Event Center to introduce three designs that both modernize the underpass and incorporate it's historic aspect.

Once a bone of contention between the city and the Plains Historical Society, as well as a group call the Citizens for the Public's Right to Know and be Heard, the underpass is now a point over which these groups can compro...



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