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The new A-B Corridor is open

The City of Auburn opened the new A-B Corridor this afternoon after it received the final okay from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC). The City, BNSF, adjacent property owners and the UTC all recently agreed on safety measures needed to be installed surrounding the small railway spur that crosses the road.

"We completed negotiations with all parties at the end of November and made our case to the UTC this week," said Mayor Pete Lewis. "They approved opening the road with the inclusion of interim safety measures pending the installation of full gates and lights."

The UTC also required the City to remove and clear vegetation near the railroad crossing to improve sight lines. Full signalization will be completed within the next year.

"We still have work to do to comply with our agreement," said Lewis, "but I'm very happy to announce the road is finally open."

AB Corridor Opening 2012
Mayor Pete Lewis helped to remove the barricades, opening the A-B Corridor on Thursday afternoon, December 13, 2012.