The Humboldt City Council reviewed plans for a new sidewalk with a retaining wall and wrought iron railing on Sumner Avenue, west and south of the Sumner Avenue Bridge during its regular bi-monthly meeting Monday night.
The council reviewed a couple of options prepared by Derek Johnson, professional engineer with Schlotfeldt Engineering in Webster City.
The first option is a barrier system with a sidewalk behind it, with a tall retaining wall.
The second option is using the existing retaining wall, demolishing the sidewalk and constructing a new sidewalk behind the wall with another retaining wall behind it. The second retaining wall would be elevated and would have a railing on top to keep pedestrians on the sidewalk.
The council directed city staff to have engineering plans developed for the second option.
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