Construction of the Equal Rights Heritage Center in downtown Auburn is scheduled to begin next month, but the work on the area surround the site of the center gets underway next week.
The City announced on Friday the intersection of Lincoln Street and William Street in downtown Auburn will be closed from Tuesday, January 30, 2018 through Thursday, February 1 for reconstruction of the intersection. The construction will result in the installation of a new T-intersection and 3-way traffic stop, replacing the existing curved road. A new pedestrian crossing will be installed connecting the north side of William Street to the Parking Garage.
Travelers are asked to avoid unnecessary travel through the area. These are the changes upcoming as the work gets underway:
• Access to the South Street parking lot and the downtown parking garage will be maintained during the construction on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; however, vehicles will need to enter and exit Lincoln Street from the South Street side. A portion of the parking lot will be closed for construction vehicles.
• There will be no through traffic on William Street.
• Traveling from the south, William Street vehicles will detour on Westlake Avenue to Fort Street to Genesee Street.
• Traveling from the north, William Street at Genesee Street to Lincoln Street will be restricted to local traffic only.
• Centro bus service on Lincoln Street will remain in effect during this construction.
The South Street parking lot will be closed permanently at 11:00pm on Sunday, February 4.
More information on the Equal Rights Heritage Center project and timeline is available at the City of Auburn website.