Construction Projects 

September 2019

Reconstruction Projects

These projects are typically performed on urban streets where a closed drainage system (catch basins, underground pipes, etc.) is required. These projects can be very complex since other underground utilities are present and requires a high level of coordination and scheduling. Besides drainage, these projects also include: excavation of old gravels and pavement surfaces, installation of new gravels and pavements, curbing, sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, signage, and striping. Since most general contractors do not perform all aspects of a project, multiple subcontractors are used for specialty work. Scheduling can become a complicated task especially when work is sometimes performed at night. The following is a list of current reconstruction projects within the City: 

  • 5th Street Reconstruction-Section from Mary Carroll Street to South Main Street. Project complete. 

Reclamation Projects

These projects are typically performed on rural roadways where an open drainage system (culverts, ditches and inslopes) is more practical. These projects consist of replacement of existing culverts, pulverization of the existing roadway surface, stabilization fabric, additional layer of surface gravel, new pavements, gravel shoulders, ditching and striping. The following is a list of current reclamation projects within the City: 

  • North River Road - Crews are working on shoulders from Cross Street to Northern Avenue. Section fron Northern Avenue to Bradman Street will be base paved next weel. All drainage work complete.

Pavement Restoration Projects

These projects are performed on roadways that require a surface maintenance. Milling (removal of 2” of existing roadway surface) is completed prior to repaving where curbing is present. Where curbing is not present, the roadway is shimmed and repaved. Once the pavement is installed, the roadway is striped. The following is a list of current pavement restoration projects within the City:

  • Rodman Road Resurfacing - Project complete.

Miscellaneous Projects

The following are other current projects within the City:

  • Landfill Monitoring – This is an ongoing bi-yearly complience to monitor the ground water at the Gracelawn and Ash Landfill. 
  • MS4 Stormwater Permit - The City of Auburn is regulated by MDEP to discharge stormwater into waters of the State (Androscoggin River).  This is an ongoing yearly permit requirement.
  • 2018 Drain Repair and Investigation-  the City continues to investigate the condition of its miles of underground drainage system. Previously video recorded deficiencies are being repaired using technologies which do not require excavation.
  • Chestnut Street Traffic Calming- This project includes on-site parking and drainage improvements around the PAL Center and speed tables/raised crosswalks on Chestnut Street. Project complete. 
  • Fire station Parking Lots Reconstruction - This project includes reconstruction of sections of parking lots/access drives at the Center Street and Minot Avenue Stations. Project complete.

Projects in Design

The following are projects that are currently in design:

  • Academy/High/Elm/Main Streets Intersection Project - This project includes ADA and traffic signal upgrades, new sidewalk on the westerly side of Minot Ave from Elm to High Streets and traffic calming measures at the intersection of High and Elm Street (12 highest crash location in the State of Maine)
  • Main/Mill/Broad Streets Intersection Project – This project includes ADA upgrades, geometric re-alignments and pedestrian safety improvements.
  • Hotel Road Reconstruction - Lewiston Junction Road to East Hardscrabble Road.  Project include full depth reconstruction of the existing roadway.
  • Library Avenue Reconstruction -  This CDBG funded project includes the full depth reconstruction designs of Library Hampshire Street to Troy Street and Pleasant Street from Hampshire Street to Turner Street.
  • Traffic Signal Upgrades - This project includes upgrades to various traffic signals within the City including connectivity, controlers, detection and ADA ramps.
  • Turner Street Sidewalk- This project includes new sidewalk from the Auburn Mall roundabout to Gracelawn Road 

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