Capital Projects

In addition to the projects listed below, the City has several other projects in design and construction. For more information, please call 253-931-3010, or check our road closure/construction notices.

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Capital Project Contacts:
Engineering Front Counter

Jacob Sweeting
(Assistant Director of Engineering Services/City Engineer)
Luis Barba (Project Engineer)             
Kim Truong
(Project Engineer)
Jai Carter
(Project Engineer)
Ryan Vondrak
(Capital & Construction Engineering Manager)
Matt Larson
(Senior Project Engineer)
Mike Kamenzind
(Construction Manager)
Seth Wickstrom 
(Project Engineer)

Feature Capital Project: Auburn Magazine Fall 2018

Auburn Way South Sidewalk Improvements (17th St SE to Muckleshoot Plaza)

As part of the City of Auburn’s continued effort to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety, the Auburn Way South Sidewalk Improvement project will construct a sidewalk to fill the missing sidewalk gap from 17th Street SE to Muckleshoot Plaza along the north side of Auburn Way South. 

 Figure A: Project Location

Project Description

The Project will provide pedestrian access along Auburn Way South by constructing a sidewalk where one doesn’t currently exist. This project also includes the following work:

  • Narrowing the existing lane widths to accommodate the new sidewalks within the existing roadway footprint
  • Painting new lane lines to delineate the new lane width
  • Reducing the speed limit from 45 MPH to 35 MPH
  • Installing c-curbing and a raised median for the purpose calming vehicular speeds
  • Removing the existing guardrail and installing new guardrail behind the planned sidewalk
  • Upgrading the existing streetlights with energy efficient LED fixtures

    West Connection Near 17th Street SE 

     East Connection Near Muckleshoot Plaza
Typical View Showing the Primitive Pedestrian Path

Project Benefits

  • Enhances safety and improves access for pedestrians on the heavy motorized corridor
  • Improves vehicle safety by reducing the legal speed limit and implementing traffic calming measures
  • Provides more consistent aesthetics throughout the corridor with new curb and gutter and sidewalks that match into the improvements at each end of the project limits

Project Funding

Funding for this Project is from multiple sources including $400,000.00 in a Transportation Improvement Board Grant (TIB) and $430,000.00 in City funds. The total current project estimate is $830,000.00.

Project Schedule

The design of the project is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2018 with construction being complete in the spring of 2019.

Who to contact for more information?

For more information on this Project, please contact Matthew Larson, P.E., Project Engineer at 253-804-5032 or via email.