Construction Projects 

Last update: April 1, 2021

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. Project cleanup to begin in mid-April with completion in May. 
  • 2021 Reconstruction Project- Third and Broad Street. Project will be advertised for bid next week with an anticipated start in May. 

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: 

  • Old Danville Road - Moose Brook Road to town line. Project to begin in June.
  • Johnson Road - Dillingham Hill Road to town line. Project to begin in June.
  • 2021 MPI Project -  Gracelawn Road. Project has started with construction of parking areas near the ballfields. Pipe work to begin next week. 

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.

  • Beech Hill RoadWashington Street to Hotel Road. Project to begin in May.
  • Black Cat Road - Station Road to Old Danville Road. Project to begin in May
  • Danville Corner Road -  Washington Street to Pownal Road. Project to begin in May.

Miscellaneous Projects

The following are other current projects within the City:

  • Soper's Mill Road Culvert Replacement Project - This proejct is partially funded by a Maine Department of Environmental Protection grant to replace the large, falling culvert on Soper's Mill Road. Project to be completed from August to October.
  • 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 ofthe State (Androscoggin River). This is an ongoing yearly permit requirement.
  • 2020 Drain Repair and Investigation -  The City continues to investigate the condition of it's miles of underground drainage system. Previously video recorded deficiencies are being repaired using technologies which do not require excavation. 

MDOT Projects

These projects are designed and built with coordination of the Maine Department of Transportation and the City of Auburn.

  • Academy/High/Elm/Main Streets intersection Project - This project includes ADA and traffic signal upgrades, new sidewalks on th ewesterly side of Minot Avenue from Elm to High Streets and traffic calming measures at the intersection of High and Elm Streets (12 highest crash location in the State of Maine). Project is currently under construction.  

Projects in Design

The following are projects that are currently in design:

  • Main/Mill/Broad Streets Intersection Project – This project includes ADA upgrades, geometric re-alignments and pedestrian safety improvements. Currently in the Right-of-Way process. 
  • Hotel Road Reconstruction- Lewiston Junction Road to East Hardscrabble Road.  Project include full depth reconstruction of the existing roadway Currently in the Right-of-Way process..
  • 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. Design has been completed. 
  • Traffic Signal Upgrades-  This project includes upgrades to various traffic signals within the City including connectivity, controlers, detection and ADA ramps. Currently in the Right-of-Way process
  • Fish Hatchery Culvert Replacement - This project is partially funded by a Maine Department of Environmental Protection grant to replace the large, failing culvert on Fish Hatchery Road.
  • Merrow Road - Hotel Road to Minot Avenue. Project to include a turning lane at Hotel Road, improved geometric alignment, drainage, reclamation and reconstruction.
  • Court Street Improvements -  Project to include changes in curbing and striping layout to enhance safety and pedestrain access. 

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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