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During downtown construction, detours will be in place to direct traffic to the east and west of town. The east detour will be to head north into Alexandria, take Highway 29 to 34th Avenue and South McKay Avenue to County Road 82 (old Highway 27). The west side detour will be to head heading north into Alexandria, take Highway 29 to 34th Avenue/County Road 46 to County Road 45 to County Road 82.

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On May 12, a major road construction project will begin in downtown Alexandria on Highway 29/Broadway Street.

The four-and-a-half block project will include rebuilt roads and infrastructure, along with new sidewalks and features like landscaping and decorative benches and light posts.


During a news conference last Thursday, project details were rolled out, including a construction schedule, detour maps and comments from local officials.


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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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