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Broadway update: Traffic lights go up on Fifth

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:

"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. "

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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