Several Auburn construction projects wrapping up while others will soon begin

The city of Auburn is currently in the middle of managing about 25 different construction projects.

City Manager Jeff Dygert gave an update on many of the projects Thursday during the Auburn City Council meeting. Some projects are close to wrapping up, while others have not been started and will be ongoing for the next few months or years.

The North Division Street bridge will be closed beginning Aug. 1 as the city starts a $6.3 million effort to replace the heavily deteriorated structure. Detours will be posted during the construction, Dygert said.

Once the project is complete, the bridge will be completely new and the intersection between North Division and Columbus streets will be realigned. Additionally, a left-hand turning lane will be added from Columbus Street onto the Arterial West, the skew of the railroad tracks that pass over Columbus Street will be reduced and the radius of the curb along the right-hand turning lane from Arterial West to Columbus Street will be increased to accommodate large tractor trailers.

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