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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 

R Street SE – Howard Road SE to 17th Street SE

Starting Tuesday, January 23, 2018 through Thursday, January 25, 2018, construction on the MIT King George Allotment will require alternating traffic both north and south bound on R Street, between Howard Road SE and 17th Street SE from 9:00 AM to 7:00 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 Chuck at Kobe Construction at 253-686-5225, 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.

Main Street – Auburn Way to Auburn Avenue - Re-Opens

Main Street between Auburn Way and Auburn Avenue will be re-opened this afternoon. Parking and sidewalks on the south side of the roadway between Auburn Avenue and B Street NE will remain closed until further notice for safety and to allow clean-up work to continue.

For more information, contact 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 approximately January 31, 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, Todd O’Brien at 253-804-5081.

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