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Underpass project progresses to bidding


September 20, 2018

Above is the design concept for the underpass. From above left, the aerial concept shows the proposed changes to the approach from both north and south including native grasses, renovated retaining walls and new seating walls; from top right, the concept from the north, including a sign welcoming travelers to Kimball, new lighting, smooth sidewalks and repaired railing; from center right, the concept from the south, including a paved plaza with seating and interpretive signage; bottom right, a cross section diagrams of the structure.

Mayor's have come and gone, council members and city administrators too, but the underpass renovation project remains. The underpass renovation project has been discussed in Kimball for more than 15 years, and in all that time the one thing that has not changed – the underpass.

After receiving word that the City of Kimball's share for the long awaited underpass renovation, 20 percent of the total project cost, has doubled, City Council addressed the issue once again at the recent council meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Cost to the City was estimated last month to be $495,706, up from the budg...

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