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Work on the north end of Broadway was progressing quickly on Wednesday as crews removed asphalt. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)

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The transformation of Alexandria’s downtown started this week.

Although that’s not entirely true. The initial planning for the Broadway reconstruction project stretches back at least five years and has been shifted and tweaked through the course of dozens of meetings, input from businesses and residents, comparing designs in other towns, and advice from engineers, safety experts and state transportation officials.

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