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Alexandria residents at an informational meeting Tuesday looked over a 3D model showing what a block of Broadway could look like if the city council decides to pursue a reconstruction project. It could take place in 2014 and dramatically change a five-block area on Broadway between 8th and 3rd Avenue.

Big changes on Broadway?

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Imagine a five-block section of Alexandria's Broadway completely reconstructed and redesigned to include:

A bicycle lane.

Shorter and safer pedestrian crosswalks.


Kiosks and signs to show visitors where downtown businesses and attractions are located.

Streetscape touches like trees, prairie grasses, benches, bike racks, a clock tower, planters and walkway patterns.

You may not have to imagine it. It could happen as soon as 2014.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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