Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 29/Broadway reconstruction


Project details

Alexandria Hwy 29/Broadway reconstruction detours. Click on the map for a higher resolution version (4 MB PDF)
Alexandria detour map

The city of Alexandria and MnDOT are reconstructing Broadway/Hwy 29 in downtown Alexandria from 3rd Ave. to 8th Ave. Work began May 12.

Latest information

  • The latest construction information is available at www.alexroadreport.com. This MnDOT page only includes general project information.

Traffic impacts

  • Through-traffic will detour around downtown Alexandria using Douglas County Road 45 and Douglas County Road 46.
  • Traffic in downtown Alexandria will detour onto Fillmore Street and Hawthorne Street.
  • Access to local businesses will be maintained throughout the project.

Construction schedule

The project will be constructed in three sections this year:

  • 3rd Ave. to 6th Ave. (Opened July 25)
  • 6th Ave. intersection (Opened Aug. 8)
  • 6th Ave. (excluding the intersection) to 8th Ave. (Opened Oct. 10)

Construction cost estimate

  • $5.5 million

Americans with Disabilities Act

Accessibility and state highway projects

All MnDOT projects--both new construction and rehabilitation projects-- must include an evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This project includes all new sidewalks, Accessible Pedestrian Signals and redesigned curb ramps to allow for improved accessibility.