Auburn council authorizes construction funding for Genesee Street, bridge repairs

The city of Auburn projects to have a busy construction season starting this summer.

The Auburn City Council authorized funding for the construction phases of three separate projects: repaving West Genesee Street, the replacement of the North Division Street Bridge and the reconstruction of the culverts over the North Hunter Brook.

Between all three projects, the combined total cost for design and construction is estimated to be $10,095,800, Christina Selvek, director of capital projects and grants, said Thursday.

Nevertheless, Selvek said the city is on the hook for $1,065,990 of that due to its participation in the Department of Transportation’s locally administered federal aid program. Construction costs for the North Division Street bridge replacement will be completely covered by federal and state sources.

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