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Please Join Us! – Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A second public open house has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Albert Lea City Hall, 221 East Clark Street. The purpose of the Open House is to share information and encourage public comments (verbal and written) on the project. There will be a formal presentation at 5:00 p.m. to share updates with the public and present the preliminary design proposed along the corridor. The same presentation will be repeated at 6:00 p.m. County and City staff, and the consultant engineering team, will be available to answer questions; updated drawings will be on display.

Bridge Avenue Reconstruction

We Want Your Input!

Freeborn County and the City of Albert Lea are proposing to reconstruct Bridge Avenue (Freeborn County CSAH 22) between Marshall Street and Hammer Road. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2020. In addition to reconstructing the roadway, the project will include improvements to the underground utility system (water and sewer) and sidewalks along the corridor.

County and City staff, along with the consultant engineering team, are currently developing the preliminary design of the road and utility improvements to address important community concerns.

This link will redirect you to a website hosted by SRF Consulting Group, the engineering firm working on the project. There you will find project concept drawings, sign up for email notifications and vote for which designs you like the best.

Bridge Avenue Reconstruction Website

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Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2019, are: City Manager, $138,375.12; Director of Public Works/City Engineer $110,780.80; and Director of Public Safety $103,646.40. Date of publication: January 23, 2019.