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Expect traffic slowdowns near RCC Wednesday

Expect extra traffic traffic and slowdowns on the north side of Alexandria Wednesday afternoon, May 9.

The Alexandria Technical and Community College will be having its graduation ceremonies at the Runestone Community Center starting at 1 p.m. An expected attendance of 4,000 people will all be traveling on the north side of town between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

City leaders remind drivers to be aware of traffic slowdowns and stoppages at the intersection of County Road 45, County Road 82 and County Road 22.

The intersection of Third Avenue and Broadway will also be coned off and regulated differently.

"We are confident that the traffic will flow nicely, but want to make sure to accommodate all of our out of town visitors with as much direction as possible without issues," said Alexandria Police Department, Captain Scott Kent.

If you regularly travel these areas between 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., you may want to consider

an alternate route, Kent added.

Those who plan on attending graduation ceremonies should be aware the main entrance to the Runestone Community Center at County Road 22 and County Road 82 will be closed. All entering traffic from attendees will be directed to the west gate of the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

In a news release, ATTC staff thanked the community for supporting the college, the students and the graduates.

For more information on the graduation, go to www.alextech.edu/Graduation.

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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