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Broadway update: Sidewalk work under way; access to businesses are open

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Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549

Alexandria City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven provided the following update about the Broadway reconstruction project today, June 10:

"The contractor continues working on installing individual water and sewer services to the businesses.  As these services are installed and connected to the buildings, more and more of the existing sidewalk is being removed. Plywood panels are being used as temporary walking surfaces in place of the old concrete.  From now on, this temporary type of pedestrian access will need to be shifted and adjusted as the work progresses.  As always, access remains open to the front doors of all businesses.


"The contractor is also working on the installation of the remaining storm sewer pipe.  Storm sewer catch basins are being installed at each quadrant of each intersection.  The storm sewer is made of precast concrete and varies in size from 12 to 27 inches in diameter. 

"The contractor has also started installing the concrete bases for the street lights. 

"Overall, the contractor continues to make good progress."