The city's contribution to the North Division Street bridge replacement project has been significantly reduced after a revision to the project's budget.
While the project's overall budget increased by about $2 million since the Auburn City Council originally authorized funding for the project in February 2017, the city will pay less after the state found additional funding for the project, Director of Capital Projects Christina Selvek said following Thursday's city council meeting.
Originally, the city's local match was $210,900. Now, it will pay just under $31,000. The city will, however, need to fund upgrades for water and sewer fixtures in the area. According to Selvek, water improvements could range from $128,000 to $205,000, while the estimate for sewer repairs is not known at this time.