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Auburn to revamp several failing city streets with $1.4M program

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Auburn’s city council has announced a $1.4 million road improvement program targeting several streets in dire need of repair. Outlined by Scott McIntyre, assistant civil engineer for the city’s Department of Engineering Services, the initiative will focus on repaving seven streets in the southeastern quadrant of Auburn, all classified as failing. The streets slated for repaving include Havens Avenue, Maple Street, Metcalf Drive, Pulsifer Drive, Scammel Avenue, Steel Street, and Walnut Street, with many of these not having seen improvements since the 1990s.

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This year’s selection follows a quadrant-based strategy initiated in 2020, aiming to systematically address the city’s infrastructure needs by prioritizing different city sections annually. Additionally, McIntyre presented alternate streets for potential resurfacing outside the southeast quadrant, highlighting the city’s comprehensive approach to improving road conditions across Auburn.

Despite the inconvenience of ongoing construction, city officials assure residents that the end result—a smoother and safer driving experience on newly repaved roads—will be worth the temporary disruption. This commitment to infrastructure reflects Auburn’s proactive stance on maintaining and enhancing city streets, benefiting both current and future residents.