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Protected left-turn signals will be added to the traffic lights at the intersection of McKay Avenue and County Road 82. (Echo Press graphic)

Smoother traffic flow coming to McKay and CR 82

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Prepare to be far less frustrated when trying to make a left turn onto County Road 82 east of Alexandria.

The traffic signal system at County Road 46 (McKay Avenue) and County Road 82 (old State Highway 27) on the east side of Alexandria will soon be revised.


Last week, Douglas County commissioners gave the go-ahead for the project.

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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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