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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 

A Street NE – 10th Street NE to 14th Street NE

On October 30, 2017, roadway construction will require a full road closure for both northbound and southbound traffic on A Street NE, from 10th Street NE to 14th Street NE. Access to 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 Construction Inspector, Debra Alvarez at 253-740-3696 or the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

Auburn Way South Between M Street SE and Muckleshoot Plaza Road

From October 23, 2017 to November 9, 2017, construction work for the installation of a dynamic message sign will require eastbound lane restrictions on Auburn Way South between M Street SE and Muckleshoot Plaza Drive. Planned hours of work are 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Delays should be expected. Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be maintained during construction.

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 Manager, Luis Barba at 253-931-4013.

1st Street NE from N Division Street to Auburn Avenue - ROAD CLOSURE (REVISED)

The closure of 1st Street NE from Division to Auburn Avenue that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 11, 2017 has been postponed due to non-favorable weather conditions. This work will be rescheduled on short notice as weather forecasts allow. 

For more information, contact the Contractors Superintendent, Jeff Weimar at 206-295-1688, the City’s Construction Inspector, Seth Loop at 253-804-5082 or The City of Auburn Community Development & Public Works Department at 253-931-3010.

2017 Local Street Reconstruction Project - R Street SE between 25th Street SE and 28th Street SE and ROAD CLOSURE on 28th Street SE – east of R Street SE

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”.

Construction work will start on Monday, August 7, 2017, at 28th Street SE, east of R Street SE and on R Street SE between 25th Street SE and 28th Street SE. The initial construction activities will require closure of northbound R Street SE between 25th and 28th Street SE while work is taking place from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and a signed detour will be in place. Construction work on 28th Street SE will require closure of the roadway with local access only.  

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

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.

B Street NW Reconstruction Project

Construction of the B Street NW Reconstruction Project will begin on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. This project will replace the roadway pavement on B Street NW from 37th Street to 49th Street. The project will also replace sewer pipes, repair damaged sidewalk, curb and gutter, upgrade several driveways to be compliant with ADA requirements, replace curb ramps to be compliant with ADA requirements, and address drainage issues along the corridor.

The initial construction activities will include installing a dewatering system, and preparing for the sewer main installation, which will require lane restrictions on B Street NW between 49th Street NW and 42nd Street NW; and a road closure on 49th Street between B Street NW and Auburn Way N. The work will occur from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The work is scheduled to take approximately 5 weeks, however this work is dependent on weather. Additional notices will be made as the construction work progresses.

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

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.

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

Starting on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 through approximately October 31, 2017, 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, Todd O’Brien at 253-804-5081.

1st Street NE and Division Street

October 28, 2016 through October 31, 2017, construction continues on the MultiCare Improvement Project and will require intermittent lane restrictions from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM on 1st Street NE from Division Street to Auburn Avenue and on Division Street from 1st Street NE to 2nd Street NE.

Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be maintained during construction but delays should be expected. There are several construction projects occurring simultaneously throughout the downtown area. Your continued patience and caution is appreciated.

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the MultiCare Project Superintendent, from Abbott Construction, Michael Hawpe at 206-641-6446, or the City's Senior Construction Coordinator, Seth Loop at 253-804-5082. 

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