Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 29 - 3rd Avenue


Project details

Hwy 29 - 3rd Avenue

The Alexandria Third Avenue project will improve pedestrian safety. Third Avenue is a seven-block project for MNDOT District 4 on Highway 29 in Alexandria, MN. This section of the corridor, between Broadway Street and Nokomis Street, is a busy commercial area. People walk and bike here to access businesses and to connect to Lake Agnes and the Central Lakes Regional Trail. The Highway is also well used by drivers with an average of 18,200 vehicles per day, including 1,050 heavy commercial trucks.

Study Review Committee (SRC)

MnDOT partnered with the City of Alexandria to help identify the current issues and create a local vision for this section of the Highway 29 corridor. A Study Review Committee helped MnDOT ensure that community values are represented in the development and evaluation of project alternatives, while fostering conversations within the community.


MnDOT and its partners have committed to work with the Alexandria community to ensure that the community’s concerns and aspirations are directly reflected in the alternatives developed as part of the Third Avenue Pedestrian Study and to provide feedback on how the community influenced recommendations and decisions.