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Broadway update: Work to begin on new traffic signal poles

Here's an update on Alexandria's Broadway reconstruction project, as provided by City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven on May 27:

The contractor will continue with the installation of watermain, sanitary sewer main and storm sewer main this week. Depending on progress, the contractor may begin the installation of water services to the individual businesses this week.  Also this week, work will begin on the installation the footings for the new traffic signal poles at Fifth Avenue.  The contractor is still working in the basements of several businesses, getting ready to make the switch over to the new water services. 

Additional sidewalk signage was installed last week.  The signage was designed per state guidelines called TPAR, which stands for Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes.  The signage is being placed per a very specific plan but minor changes can be made, and are being made per the request of the downtown businesses.  We will continue to take suggestions and make adjustments throughout the project to make the signage specifically fit our project.

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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