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Top: This image shows what 46 foot wide streets look like. Most of Wadena's streets are this wide, but the as the city council considers more than $9 million in infrastructure improvement to the southeast side of town, it is debating whether to reduce the width of residential streets. Bottom: This image show what one option, a 36 foot wide street, would look like.

Engineer presents preliminary design for southeast infrastructure project to city council

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The last comprehensive infrastructure project in Wadena in the late 90s revamped the water network, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, streets and sidewalks on the north side of the city.


With that project nearly paid for, it's the southeast section's turn.

"We're trying to work our way around the city. This will be a never-ending process," said Brad Swenson, city administrator. "You can only do so much at a time because of the cost."

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