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Broadway work moves on to phase II

After nine weeks, the first phase of the Alexandria’s Broadway reconstruction project from Third to Fifth Avenue is now surfaced. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)1 / 3
Crews started the digging work for the second phase of the Broadway reconstruction project, which focuses on the intersection of Sixth Avenue. This part of the project is expected to take about a month to complete. The work will then move on to the third and final phase, Sixth to Eighth Avenue. The project is scheduled to wrap up in October. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)2 / 3
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Break out the champagne!

The first phase of Alexandria’s Broadway reconstruction project is nearly complete.

Barricades on Fifth Avenue are expected to be removed this week.

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With just a few finishing touches remaining between Third and Fifth Avenue on Broadway, the focus is now shifting to phase two of the project: the Sixth Avenue intersection.

Workers started the second phase on Monday, according to City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven. All of the pavement, curb and gutter, and sidewalk were removed.

The contractor also took down the existing traffic signal poles and street lights. Temporary sidewalks were set up and underground excavation has started.

The first part of the underground work will be the removal of the existing steam lines.

All together, phase two is expected to take about four weeks.

Get the latest information about the project – including details about striping and the colors that are being used in the sidewalks – in Mayor Sara Carlson’s “Buzz on Broadway” column in today’s issue.

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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