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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 Public Works department.

Traffic Advisories

8th Street SW at C Street SW - NIGHT WORK

On Tuesday night, October 16, 2018 and then again on Wednesday night, October 17, 2018, Construction of the 2017 Local Street Reconstruction Project will begin pavement repair work at the intersection of 8th Street SW and C Street SW.  The pavement repair work will require a curb lane closure in the southbound direction on C Street SW and lane shifts on 8th Street SW.  The work will occur between the hours of 7:00 PM and 5:00 AM.  This work is dependent on weather. 

Access to local businesses will be open during construction, however delays should be expected.

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the Project Manager, Jai Carter at 253-804-5086 or the Construction Inspector, Clint Willis at 253-804-5081.

A Street NE at 15th Street NE

On Monday, October 15, 2018 construction work by ICON Materials for the 15th Street NE/NW Preservation project will require a closure of southbound traffic on A Street NE, from 15th Street NE to approximately 100 feet north of the intersection, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This work is dependent on weather and may be re-scheduled without further notice.

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 the Project Manager, Matt Larson at 253-804-5032, the City Construction Inspector, Josh Linkem at 253-876-1926 or the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

C Street NW at 15th Street NW

On Monday, October 15, 2018, construction work by ICON Materials for the 15th Street NE/NW Preservation project will require a closure of southbound traffic on C Street NW, from 15th Street NW to approximately 200 feet south of the intersection, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This work is dependent on weather and may be re-scheduled without further notice.

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 the Project Manager, Matt Larson at 253-804-5032, the City Construction Inspector, Josh Linkem at 253-876-1926 or the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

Auburn Way North at 17th Street NE - REVISED

Beginning Tuesday, October 16, 2018 through Wednesday, October 17, 2018, construction work by Tucci & Sons, Inc. for the 2018 Local Street Pavement Reconstruction project will require a right lane closure on northbound Auburn Way North at 17th Street NE, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This work is dependent on weather and may be rescheduled without further notice.

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

For more information, contact the Project Manager, Matthew Larson at 253-804-5032, the City Construction Inspector, Clint Willis at 253-804-5081, or the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

Auburn Way North and 30th Street NE

On October 15, 2018, utility work by CenturyLink Communications at the intersection of Auburn Way North and 30th Street NE will require single lane closures from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the following locations:

  • Northbound curb lane on Auburn Way North (NE corner of intersection)
  • Eastbound curb lane on 30th Street NE (SE corner of intersection)

This work is not dependent on weather.

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

For more information, contact CenturyLink representative Ken Wheeler at 253-202-7093, the City Construction Inspector, Josh Linkem at 253-876-1926, or the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

South 277th Street – Auburn Way North to SR 167

On September 12, 2018 through October 12, 2018, construction work by Miles Resources, Inc. for the South 277th Street Preservation project will require lane closures and disruptions on the east bound and west bound lanes of South 277th Street, from Auburn Way North to SR 167, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This work is dependent on weather and may be re-scheduled without further notice.

Beginning September 24, 2018 through approximately September 28, 2018, portions of the South 277th Project will be completed at night between the hours of 8:00 pm and 5:00 am. This will minimize potential impacts to local businesses, vehicles, and pedestrians. Additional notices will be made as more night work is scheduled.

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, Luis Barba at 253-931-4013, the City Construction Inspector, Josh Linkem at 253-876-1926 or the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

Terrace Drive between W Street NW and R Street NW

Construction work on the 2018 Patch and Overlay project has resumed.  We will begin curb ramp construction late next week, and once the concrete work has been completed then we will construct the grind and overlay on Terrace Drive.  Working hours for this work will be from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  An updated notification will be given once the grind and inlay paving work is set to begin.

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the Project Manager Jai Carter at 253-804-5086 or the Construction Inspector Clint Willis at 253-804-5081.

A Street SE – Intersection of A Street SE and 37th Street SE

On August 6, 2018 through November 5, 2018, construction work by Road Construction Northwest for the 37th Street SE and A Street SE Traffic Signal project will require lane closures and disruptions at the intersection from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The project will install a new traffic signal system at the intersection, vehicle loops, curb ramps to improve accessibility, and replace roadway surface. This work is dependent on weather and may be re-scheduled without further notice.

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, Luis Barba at 253-931-4013, the City Construction Inspector, Seth Loop at 253-804-5082, or the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

Lakeland Hills Way SE between Mill Pond Drive and 57th Drive SE

Construction work on the 2018 Patch and Overlay project will resume on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  The work will require lane closures to complete the adjustment of utility lids to the new asphalt surface.  Working hours for this work will be from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the Project Manager Jai Carter at 253-804-5086 or the Construction Inspector Clint Willis at 253-804-5081.

Auburn Way North between 45th Street NE and S 277th Street

Construction work on the 2018 Patch and Overlay project will resume on Friday, September 14, 2018.  The work will require a lane closure of the curb lane in both the north bound and south bound lanes.  Working hours for the northbound Lanes will be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Further notices will be given when the grinding and paving work is ready to begin.

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the Project Manager Jai Carter at 253-804-5086 or the Construction Inspector Clint Willis at 253-804-5081.

17th Street NE – Auburn Way North to I Street NE - ROAD CLOSED

On Wednesday July 11, 2018, through approximately October 17, 2018, construction work by Tucci & Sons, Inc. for the 2018 Local Street Pavement Reconstruction project will require a closure of 17th Street NE to all through traffic from Auburn Way North to I Street NE.

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 the Project Manager, Matthew Larson at 253-804-5032, the City Construction Inspector, Clint Willis at 253-804-5081, or the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

South 316th Street - 56th Ave South to W Street NW

Beginning July 10, 2018, through approximately October 19, 2018, construction activities by Tunista Construction for the Evergreen Heights Elementary School Improvements Project will require intermittent lane restrictions and disruptions to South 316th Street between 56th Avenue South and W Street NW.

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

For more information, contact Tunista Superintendent, Ed Miller at 206-742-8362, the City Construction Inspector, Josh Linkem at 253-876-1926, or the City of Auburn Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

15TH STREET NE/NW AND HARVEY ROAD – SR 167 TO 8TH STREET NE

Starting on Monday, June 25, 2018 through approximately November 2, 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 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 November 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 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 October 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 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 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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