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Road Closure and Construction Notices

Here you will find current construction and road closure notices. Dates are approximate and may change. To receive this information via email, please sign up for road closure notices.

View roads that are closed and under construction on the Real-Time Traffic Conditions Map.

For more information, contact the Community Development & Public Works department.

Traffic Advisories 

Auburn Way South and Riverwalk Drive SE

On Monday, June 25, 2018, construction work by Miles Resources for the Auburn Way South Safety Improvements project will a require a traffic signal system shutdown at the intersection of Auburn Way South and Dogwood Street SE from 12:00 PM to about 1:00 PM.

During construction work, the traffic signal will be turned off and police officers will be directing traffic through the intersection. Please use caution and pay close attention to police officers, flaggers, and construction sign directions. This work is not dependent on weather.

Access to businesses within the project area will be maintained during construction, but delays should be expected.

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the Construction Inspector, Seth Loop at 253-804-5082, or the Project Engineer, Matthew Larson at 253-804-5032.

15TH ST NE/NW AND HARVEY RD – SR 167 TO 8TH ST NE

Starting on Monday, June 25, 2018 through approximately September 30, 2018, the 15th Street NE/NW Preservation project construction will require intermittent lane restrictions on 15th Street NE/NW between SR 167 and Auburn Way North from 5:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and on Harvey Road between Auburn Way North and 8th Street NE from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This work is dependent on weather.

One travel lane in each direction will be maintained, but delays should be expected and alternate routes are strongly advised.  Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be open during construction activities. 

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the Project Manager, Kim Truong at 253-804-5059, or the Construction Inspector, Josh Linkem at 253-876-1926.

Auburn Way South (SR 164) – Poplar Street SE to Union Court SE

On Monday, June 25, 2018, construction work by Infrasource Services for Puget Sound Energy will require a lane shift and disruptions to east bound traffic on Auburn Way South from Poplar Street SE to Union Court SE from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. This work is not dependent on weather.

Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be maintained during construction, but delays should be expected.

For more information, contact PSE Project Manager, Carli Bunkelman at 253-437-6708, the City Construction Inspector, Clint Willis at 253-804-5081, or the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010. 

15th Street SW at Perimeter Road - REVISED NIGHT WORK

Starting Monday Evening, June 25, 2018, through Sunday Morning, July 22, 2018, construction work for The King County Kent-Auburn Conveyance System Improvements Project will require lane closures and disruptions to both directions of 15th Street SW, from Perimeter Road to Industry Drive SW from 8:00 PM to 7:30 AM. This work is not dependent on weather. In observance of the 4th of July Holiday, no work will occur during the evening hours of July 4th through the morning hours of July 5th.

Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be maintained during construction, but delays should be expected. Please pay close attention to police officers, signs and flaggers.

For more information, contact King County Kent-Auburn Conveyance System Improvements 24 Hour Hotline at 206-205-9283, the City Construction Inspector, James Roberts at 253-804-5085 or the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

Intersection of I Street NE and 22nd Street NE

On June 12, 2018 through approximately July 13, 2018, the City’s Contractor (DPK, Inc.) will continue work on the new roundabout at the intersection of 22nd Street NE and I Street NE.  This work will require the following lane closures at the intersection:

• The northbound lane on I Street NE at the intersection will be closed to ALL through traffic
• The westbound lane on 22nd Street NE along the east side of the intersection will be closed 
   to through traffic

The intersection will remain open to southbound and eastbound traffic.  Detour routes will be in place in accordance with the map below.

Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be maintained during construction, but delays should be expected.  This work is dependent on weather.

  

For more information, contact the Project Manager, Seth Wickstrom at 253-804-5034, the City Construction Inspector, Debra Alvarez at 253-876-1922, or the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

15th Street NE/NW and Harvey Road - SR 167 to 8th Street NE

Starting Monday, June 11, 2018 through approximately September 30, 2018, construction work on 15th Street NE/NW and Harvey Road will require intermittent lane restrictions between SR 167 and 8th Street NE from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This work is dependent on weather.

One travel lane in each direction will be maintained, but delays should be expected and alternate routes are advised. Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be open during construction activities.

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the Project Manager, Kim Truong at 253-804-5059, or the Construction Inspector, Josh Linkem at 253-876-1926.

Auburn Way South, SR 164 – State Route 18 to 17th Street SE

On April 23, 2018, construction work will begin on the Auburn Way South Paving Project that will replace the roadway surface on Auburn Way South from SR-18 to 17th Street SE. The project will also upgrade curb ramps and traffic signals to improve accessibility. This project is being implemented by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) with participation by the City of Auburn. The construction work is anticipated to be complete by September 1, 2018, however, the duration is dependent on weather conditions.

The first phases of work will construct sidewalk and signal improvements and will be completed during daytime hours, typically between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Paving and other work that requires more extensive traffic impacts will occur during nighttime hours. Additional traffic notices will be made as the construction progresses.

For more information, contact the WSDOT Project Chief Inspector, Ali M Karami at 206-768-5755, WSDOT Inspector, Rick Johnson at 206-200-8350, the City Construction Inspector, Seth Loop at 253-804-5082, or the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

2017 Local Street Reconstruction Project

The 2017 Local Street Reconstruction Project has reconstructed deteriorated pavement on several local streets throughout Auburn and is part of the City’s Local Street Preservation Program. The project also replaced utilities and improved pedestrian accessibility. The project construction is anticipated to be on-going through July 2018, due to added work. For more information regarding this project and other construction projects throughout the City, please visit www.auburnwa.gov/capitalprojects and click on "View interactive capital projects map".

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the Project Manager, Jai Carter at 253-804-5086 or the Construction Inspector, Josh Linkem at 253-259-6415 or the Senior Construction Coordinator, Seth Loop at 253-804-5082.

Auburn Way South – Muckleshoot Plaza to Dogwood Street SE

The Auburn Way South Corridor Improvements Project (Muckleshoot Plaza to Dogwood Street SE) is underway. When complete, this project will improve pedestrian and vehicle safety and will help reduce congestion and traffic delays. The roadway will remain open during construction and access to all businesses will be maintained. However, the construction work will require temporary lane closures and shifts that will cause delays. Lane closures will generally be limited to certain times to reduce their impacts:

To accommodate commuter traffic lane restriction hours are as follows:

• eastbound lane closures from 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM

• westbound lane closures from 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM

Heavy congestion is anticipated during the lane restriction hours note above; please plan accordingly.

In addition, the speed limit through the work zone is also being reduce to 35 mph due to the narrowed lanes and lane shifts. This will provide a safer work zone for our construction crews onsite as well as the traveling public driving through the project limits.

Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be maintained during construction. This work is dependent on weather.

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the Construction Inspector, Seth Loop at 253-804-5082, or the Project Engineer, Matthew Larson at 253-804-5032.

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