Streetscape Committee's Sidewalk Widening Proposal Explained

Ashley Limesand
Staff Writer

Valley City and Barnes County residents have been heavily debating the merits of a proposal by the Valley City Streetscape Committee to widen the sidewalks of Central Avenue from Second Street to Fourth Street as part of a larger plan to enhance the look of the downtown area.

The Valley City Times-Record sat down with Streetscape Committee Chair Jeff Edwards, City Administrator Dave Schelkoph, Mayor Dave Carlsrud, KLJ Engineer Chad Petersen, and Valley City Commissioner and portfolio holder for streets Duane Magnuson to gather the facts about the proposed projects.

More information about the project, including what the city’s share of the cost is estimated to be, when a public input meeting on this project is scheduled and about the state government’s Main Street Initiative can be found in the Nov. 7 edition of the Times-Record.