Construction Projects 

Last update: December 16, 2022

Route 4 Project Plans

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: 

  • 2021 Reconstruction Project- Third and Broad Streets. Completed.
  • 2022 Reconstruction Project-  French’s Lane, Brookside Circle, Ashe, Blake, Burns, Grove, Parker, Reed, Rowe, Taylor and Vernon Streets. Burns, Vernon, and Grove are base paved and all driveways paved to match road pavement. Sidewalks are paved on northern side of Vernon Street. Contractor will mobilize in Spring 2023 to complete these three streets and begin on the remaining

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: 

  • Perkins Ridge Road- Lapham Brook to West Auburn Road.  Project will begin in Spring 2023.
  • Lewiston Junction Road- Kittyhawk to Poland town line.  Completed.
  • Mount Auburn Avenue- Turner Street to compact urban line (Farmer Whiting’s). Contractor completed portions of tree clearing, shoulder work, and a building structure demolition. Contractor will mobilize Spring 2023.

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.

Miscellaneous Projects

The following are other current projects within the City:

  • 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.
  • 2022 Drain Repair and Investigation- the City continues to investigate the condition of its miles of underground drainage system. 

Locally Administered Projects

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

  • Main/Mill/Broad Streets Intersection Project – This project includes ADA upgrades, geometric re-alignments and pedestrian safety improvements.  Project will begin Spring 2023.
  • Traffic Signal Upgrades-  This project includes upgrades to various traffic signals within the City including connectivity, controllers, detection and ADA ramps. Project will begin 2023.

MDOT Projects

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

  • Route 4 Safety Improvement Project-  Project includes safety improvements at the intersections of Oak Hill Road, Turner, Lillian, Martin and Fair Streets. Completed.

MDOT Light Capital Paving Projects.  These roadways are paved with a thin surface of hot bituminous pavement.

Projects in Design

The following are projects that are currently in design:

  • 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.  Project anticipated for 2025 Construction..
  • 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.
  • 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 pedestrian 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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