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Highway 29/Broadway detours begin

Motorists on Highway 29/Broadway Street in Alexandria will encounter a detour beginning Monday, May 12, weather permitting.

Crews will begin a reconstruction project between Third Avenue and Eighth Avenue in downtown Alexandria. The project will be completed in three stages beginning on the north end of Broadway.

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Trucks and through-traffic will detour west using 34th Avenue and Douglas County Road 45 or east using 34th Avenue and McKay Avenue.

Local traffic in downtown Alexandria will detour west onto Fillmore Street or east onto Hawthorne Street. Access to downtown businesses will be maintained throughout the project.

Sellin Brothers, Inc. of Hawley is the prime contractor for the $5.7 million project. Work is scheduled to be complete by late October, weather permitting.

More information about the project and regular project updates will be available at www.alexroad

The reconstruction project is the result of a partnership between the city of Alexandria and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for years.

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More information about the Broadway reconstruction project and regular project updates will be available at