Construction Projects 

Last update: September 13, 2023

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: 

  • 2022 Reconstruction Project -  French’s Lane, Brookside Circle, Ashe, Blake, Burns, Grove, Parker, Reed, Rowe, Taylor and Vernon Streets. The contractor is installing curb on the recently base paved roads (Brookside Circle, French’s Lane, Blake Street, and Rowe Street). Soon, the contractor will begin matching driveways and filling behind the curb.
  • 2023 Reconstruction Project – Second Street - Mill Street to End and Dunn Street - Second Street to South Main Street.  This project includes reconstruction of road and sidewalk, pedestrian lighting, upgrades to utilities and realignment of the Mill Street and Second Street intersection. The Contractor continues to install drainage and water services from Mill Street to Dunn Street.
  • Library Avenue Reconstruction - This CDBG funded project includes the full depth reconstruction for portions of Library Avenue, Troy Street, and Pleasant Street. This work begins the week of 9/11, when the contractor will begin installing drainage per plans. 

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.  This will include reclamation and reconstruction, with upgrades to drainage. The road is surface paved and shoulder gravel is currently being installed. Surface paving of driveways is substantially complete. Close to project completion. 
  • Mount Auburn Avenue- BJ's/Home Depot entrances to compact urban line near Whiting Farm. This will include addition of sidewalk, pedestrian crossing, road widening for consistent width, utility upgrades, reclamation and reconstruction. Project also includes realignment of the layout and profile of the bend in the road near Whiting Farm to increase sight distances. Contractor continues to work on new drainage along the corridor. Alternate routes are encouraged. The Contractor is scheduled to pave a shim coat in the travel way on 9/20.  The curbing is completed and the Contractor is building sidewalks, loaming and seeding, installing gravels and paving driveways, and ditching.

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:

  • Hotel Road – Minot Avenue to Poland Spring Road. Project will go out to bid with an opening date in October 2023 and completion date in 2024.
  • Manley Road – Hotel Road to Rodman Road. Project will go out to bid with an opening date in October 2023 and completion date in 2024.

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 begins April 17. Daytime construction activities will take place between 9:00AM and 4:00PM and shall maintain one lane of traffic in each direction. Granite curb installation is substantially complete. Sidewalks are being graded and paved in sections. Roughed in with gravel as electrical bases and conduit are being installed.
  • Traffic Signal Upgrades-  This project includes upgrades to various traffic signals within the City including connectivity, controllers, detection and ADA ramps. The contractor is done with ground work on each intersection and signal equipment is substantially complete.

MDOT Projects

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

  • Washington Street Mill and Fill -  This project is the pavement restoration of Washington Street North and South from the Little Androscoggin to the rotary.  Eurovia Atlantic Coast is the Contractor for this project.

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. Project bids open 9/14 for a completion date in 2024.
  • 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.
  • Turner Street Safety Project – Project to include changes to curbing, on street parking, and pedestrian crossings.  Consultant was selected in May 2023. 
  • Turner and Dennison Safety Project – Project to include changes to curbing, on street parking, pedestrian crossings, and traffic calming measures.  

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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