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This drawing shows what a pedestrian crossing on 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street (looking west) in Alexandria may look like. Another option is to place the crossing, which includes a "refuge island," one block to the east on Kenwood Street.

Help in sight for walkers, bicyclists in area

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Pedestrians and bicyclists, rejoice!

The city of Alexandria was recently informed that its applications for two pedestrian/bicycle projects were approved to receive federal funding.

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City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven told the Alexandria City Council Monday night that the projects include:

• Extending the pedestrian and bicycle trail along Geneva Road from Birch Avenue to Highway 29 North.

The grant for the project is roughly $414,000, said Schoonhoven.

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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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