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Broadway update: Traffic lights go up on Fifth

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news Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Alexandria's Broadway reconstruction project meets unexpected delays but continues to make progress. Here's the latest information provided by City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven as of July 2:

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"This week you may have noticed less work than we had hoped on Broadway.  Between rain and a [steel placement] issue with the concrete, we’ve experienced an unexpected delay.  Fortunately, it’s quit raining and we’ve resolved the issue with the concrete.  You can expect to see full crews out working Thursday.  The next mainline concrete pour is scheduled for Monday.  It is possible that this delay will affect the schedule of the first phase of the project.  We are working with the contractor on a revised schedule and will have a better estimate by Monday.  We appreciate your patience.

"Other work has been proceeding. The traffic signal lights at Fifth Avenue has been installed along with much of the electrical wiring in the first phase.  The contractor is also grading in preparation for the installation of sidewalk which is scheduled to begin early next week. "

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