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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 – Dogwood Street SE

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Traffic Signal Work will require lane restrictions on eastbound Auburn Way South (SR164) at the intersection with Dogwood Street SE from 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Heavy congestion is likely during these times; please plan accordingly. This work is 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 the Project Manager, Matt Larson at 253-804-5032, the Construction Inspector, Josh Linkem at 253-876-1926 or the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

Division Street – 2nd Street South to 1st Street North

Beginning Thursday, April 19, 2018 through Friday, April 20, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, utility work for CenturyLink Communications, by their contractor NorthSky Communications, will require lane restrictions to the intersection of South Division Street and 2nd Street SE as well as North Division Street between Main Street and 1st Street North.

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

For more information, contact the NorthSky Superintendent, Beau Sanders at 425 508-2065, 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.

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.

M Street SE - Auburn Way South to 9th Street SE

On Monday, April 9, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, construction at 1180 M Street SE by Potelco will require a lane closure to traffic north bound on M Street SE from Auburn Way South to 9th Street SE. 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. Detour routes will be in place.

For more information, contact Justin with Potelco at 253-606-8499, 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.

Intersection of I Street NE and 22nd Street NE - ROAD CLOSURE

From April 10, 2018, through approximately May 10, 2018, construction of the 22nd Street NE and I Street NE Intersection Improvement project will require the intersection to be closed to all traffic. Detour routes will be posted and limited access will be available for a portion of the intersection as shown on the figure below. The closure duration may vary depending on weather conditions.  

 

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.

2017 Local Street Reconstruction Project

The 2017 Local Street Reconstruction Project will replace deteriorated pavement on several local streets throughout Auburn and is part of the City’s Local Street Preservation Program. The project will also replace utilities and improve pedestrian accessibility where needed. The project construction is anticipated to be on-going through early November 2017. 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 now underway. When complete, this project will improve pedestrian and vehicle safety and will help reduce congestion and traffic delays. Construction activities are expected to be on going from now until next spring, 2018. 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.

South 277th Street – Auburn Way North to L Street NE

Starting on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 through Spring of 2018, construction work on South 277th Street will require intermittent lane restrictions between Auburn Way North and L Street NE from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This work is dependent on weather.

One flagged 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, Dave Roselle at 253-804-5085.

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