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(Willmar MN-) The nearly-completed 2nd Street Southeast, from Trott Avenue to Olena Avenue in Willmar, will remain a two-way street, and parking will be prohibited on the west side of the street. Willmar Operations Director Kyle Box says after gathering input from residents this past summer, the city council Monday night made a final ruling on the street, the rebuilding of which has taken the last two years...

...Box says during the rebuild project, the sidewalk on the east side of the street was removed, and the council Monday rejected local citizens' request to restore the sidewalk...

...Box says it is estimated it would cost about $344,000 to put in new sidewalk on the east side of 2nd Street. Also grass seeding is taking place, the project is now essentially finished and traffic is using the street, which will get a final layer of asphalt next year.