Construction Projects 

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Last update: September 24, 2020

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: 

  • 2020 Reconstruction Project- Project includes the reconstruction of:  Josslyn Street from Court Street to end, Holly Street from Court Street to end, Fern Street from Lake Street to end. Crews are installing curbing, sidewalks and driveways on Holly and Josslyn. Paving on Fern from Lake St to Josslyn scheduled for 9/25. 
  • Stetson Road Reconstruction Project- Center Street to North River Road. Project Complete.
  • Park Avenue Reconstruction- Court Street to Vista Drive.  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: 

  • Penley Corner Road - Route 136 to South Witham Road. Project nearly complete, punch list items remain.

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:

  • Poland Road - Minot Avenue to Hotel Road. Crews preparing for surface pavement scheduled for next week.

Miscellaneous Projects

The following are other current projects within the City:

  • Turner Street Sidewalk Project- Auburn Mall roundabout to Gracelawn Road.  Sidewalk to be constructed on mall side of Turner Street connecting the existing sidewalk at the roundabout to Gracelawn Road. Project currently under construction, crews are installing curbing and finishing sidewalks in the next two weeks.  
  • 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.
  • 2020 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.  UV pipe lining on Broad Street and Minot Avenue completed.

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 Avenue from Union Street to Spring Street, Troy Street from Hampshire Street to Turner Street, Spring Street from 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.
  • Sopers Mill Culvert Replacement-  This project is partially funded by a Maine Department of Environmental Protection grant to replace the large, failing culvert on Soper’s Mill Road.  Environmental submittals ongoing.
  • Second Street Raised Crosswalk- This CDBG funded project includes installing a raised crosswalk in front of the Boys and Girls Club on Second Street and rehabilitating adjacent sidewalks. The project is currently in the bid process

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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