Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Long-awaited project inching forward

The long-awaited Kimball underpass project is taking small baby steps forward as local residents along chose, and Kimball City Council members voted on, a final design for the historic underpass located on Chestnut Street.

The chosen design will feature a welcome sign to greet visitors from the north and a plaza to provide a gathering space on the south side of the underpass, at an estimated cost of $700,000, according to Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty.

The project, slated to be completed in 2017, has been in the works for more than a dozen years and the city plans on bidding the project to a c...