Mitchell remains a busy place for construction firms.
The city has been installing sidewalks and working on streets all summer. On Monday, work will begin on North Ohman Street, where storm sewers and curb and gutter will installed in preparation for extending the bike path.
Work is expected to be completed this fall on a 20-block project to improve Minnesota Street. The often-patched street is a main drag in town and badly in need of work, according to Public Works Director Tim McGannon.
The project was planned for last summer but changes mandated by the federal and state governments pushed it back.
Meanwhile, the sidewalks of Mitchell grow in number and length. As we saw last week, some residents aren’t too happy. Some of them held an emotional, at-times outspoken meeting with city officials.
But the Sidewalk Committee and City Council are determined to move ahead and install more sidewalks in Mitchell.
Is all this a good thing for the city? Too expensive? Not needed? Or merely progress?