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Broadway update: sidewalks, traffic lights on Sixth

New sidewalks will be installed on the 600 block of Broadway today, Tuesday, as part of Alexandria's downtown reconstruction project. Here's the latest information from City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven:...

New sidewalks will be installed on the 600 block of Broadway today, Tuesday, as part of Alexandria's downtown reconstruction project. Here's the latest information from City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven:

"The contractor continues to make good progress on phase two.  Yesterday, the contractor graded behind the curb in preparation for the placement of sidewalk.  The first of the sidewalk will be placed today.  Also today, the contractor plans to start the installation of the traffic signal poles at Sixth and Broadway.  The bases for the poles and the control cabinet have already been poured. 

"An abandoned window well was discovered under the sidewalk on the south side of Magpie.  This is a fairly large window well and is made of hand-laid brick.  It apparently has been boarded up for some time on the inside and was being bridged by the sidewalk on the outside.  The removal of this window well will not slow progress very much.  Altogether, six window wells have been discovered in phase two.

"The asphalt paving of Sixth Avenue is scheduled for either today ortomorrow." 

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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