Construction Projects 

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: 

  • Seventh Street Reconstruction Project - Project complete. Touch up and punch list items to be completed in Spring 2019.
  • Cook Street Reconstruction – Project complete.  Re-seeding to be completed in the Spring 2019.
  • 5th Street Reconstruction-Section from Mary Carroll Street to South Main Street currently in design.

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 - Section from Center Street to Bradman Street. Bids were openend last week, project to begin in Spring 2019.

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 - Washington Avenue to Hotel Road. This project is an MDOT locally administered project.Project has been suspended for the season, will be completed Spring 2019.
  • Summer Street - Project completed.

Miscellaneous Projects

The following are other current projects within the City:

  • Ash Landfill forced sewer main – This project includes installation of a pump station to move leachate from the ash landfill to a sewer system on Hotel Road.  A very complex project that included directionally boring pipe under the Maine Turnpike.  This project will eliminate the need to haul leachate by truck which was a considerable expense to the City.  Project completed.  Pump station is now on line.
  • 2018 Crack Seal -  Project has been completed for this season. Additional crack sealing to be completed Spring 2019.
  • Landfill Monitoring- This is an ongoing bi-yearly compliance to monitor the ground water at the Gracelawn and Ash Landfills.
  • 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.

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.

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For complete details on any City of Auburn project, click on "Bid Notices" in the left column of this page, and visit the "Closed Bid" section

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