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Broadway update: Phase one opens to traffic

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After 11 weeks of being under contruction, the first phase of Alexandria's Broadway project, from Third to Fifth Avenue, opened last night, Friday.


Police officer Chad Schroeder and his passenger, City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven, were the first to take a ride on the newly opened section yesterday. Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson shot a video of the occasion (included in this story).

Here's the latest information Schoonhoven provided Friday:

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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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