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Underpass project hits another snag

The city of Kimball received notice that estimates have nearly doubled for the long-awaited underpass project.

Though the underpass has been discussed since as early as 2009, the most recent project was initiated in 2014.

At that time the city’s share was approximately $250,000, but that amount edges ever closer to $500,000, totaling an estimated $480,000 currently – half of the total needed to complete the project.

Plans to renovate the structure are cosmetic only, Mayor Keith Prunty added, as the structure is owned by Union Pacific Railroad and will not be touched.

“It is nearly double what...

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