The city of Auburn will have to wait about three months for a state Department of Transportation judge to hand down a ruling regarding the impact replacing the North Division Street bridge could have on a portion of the Finger Lakes Railway.
During an administrative law hearing on the North Division Street Bridge Replacement Project Tuesday afternoon, representatives from the city of Auburn, the Finger Lakes Railway Company and the DOT testified about various facets of the project. DOT Administrative Law Judge and Assistant Counsel Alicia McNally presided over the hearing.
The project includes replacing the North Division Street bridge, which has seen heavy deterioration. The Auburn City Council voted in December to authorize funding for temporary repairs to the bridge after the DOT ordered the city to take immediate action to improve the bridge's safety.