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Photo/redndering courtesy of Creative Impact Design and WSB and Associates This photo/rendering shows how the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street (looking west) would be after a pedestrian refuge island is constructed and crosswalk improvements are made.

City considers safer crossing on 3rd Avenue

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Bicyclists and pedestrians know that crossing 3rd Avenue in Alexandria is dangerous.

Although all six intersections on 3rd Avenue between Broadway and Nokomis have crosswalks, drivers generally ignore them.


But a new partnership is hoping to change that with a plan to make the crosswalk at 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street much more visible and safe.

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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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