Concerts, festivals, road work to affect local traffic

List of current and future work on local roads and events connected to them

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:58am
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The City of Auburn Traffic Division, police department and streets division will work in the coming days and weeks to accommodate the extra activities, festivals and traffic.

The majority of the impacts will be seen on Auburn Way South, the Muckleshoot Casino area and the amphitheatre. Officials want to inform area residents of the upcoming activities so you can plan accordingly for increased traffic and noise.

Upcoming Events (May through June)

Expect higher than normal traffic volumes and noise

Saturday, May 19: Petpalooza & Dog Trot 35/Fun Run 5k (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Location: Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE, Auburn, and surrounding neighborhood running route

• Sundays, June through September (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Location: Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, Auburn

Auburn International Farmers Market

• Thursday, June 7: Graduation ceremony (7 p.m.)

Location: White River Amphitheatre

• Wednesday, June 13: Graduation ceremony (7 p.m.)

Location: White River Amphitheatre

• Thursday, June 14: Graduation ceremony (7 p.m.)

Location: White River Amphitheatre

• Friday, June 15: Graduation ceremony (7 p.m.)

Location: White River Amphitheatre

• Monday June 18: Graduation ceremony (7 p.m.)

Location: White River Amphitheatre

• Tuesday, June 19: Concert (7 p.m.)

Location: White River Amphitheatre

• Friday, June 22: Kids’ Day (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Location: Les Gove Park

• Friday, June 29: Concert (6:30 p.m.)

Location: White River Amphitheatre

City officials encourage residents to expect traffic delays during these times and allow extra time when traveling.

Street, lane closures

Auburn Way South, SR 164 – State Route 18 to 17th Street SE

On April 23, construction work began on the Auburn Way South Paving Project to replace the roadway surface on Auburn Way South from SR 18 to 17th Street SE. The project will also upgrade curb ramps and traffic signals to improve accessibility. The project is being implemented by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) with participation by the City of Auburn.

The construction work is anticipated to be complete by Sept. 1, however, the duration is dependent on weather conditions.

The first phases of work will construct sidewalk and signal improvements and will be completed during daytime hours, typically between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Paving and other work that requires more extensive traffic impacts will occur during nighttime hours. Additional traffic notices will be made as the construction progresses.

Auburn Way South – Muckleshoot Plaza to Dogwood Street SE

When complete, the project will improve pedestrian and vehicle safety and will help reduce congestion and traffic delays. Construction activities are expected through spring. The roadway will remain open during construction and access to all businesses will be maintained. However, the construction work will require temporary lane closures and shifts that will cause delays. Lane closures will generally be limited to certain times to reduce their impacts:

To accommodate commuter traffic lane restriction hours are as follows:

Eastbound lane closures from 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Westbound lane closures from 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Heavy congestion is anticipated during the lane restriction hours note above; please plan accordingly. In addition, the speed limit through the work zone is also being reduce to 35 mph due to the narrowed lanes and lane shifts. This will provide a safer work zone for our construction crews onsite as well as the traveling public driving through the project limits. Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be maintained during construction. The work is dependent on weather.

South 277th Street – Auburn Way North to L Street NE

Through spring of 2018, construction work on South 277th Street will require intermittent lane restrictions between Auburn Way North and L Street NE from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work is dependent on weather. One flagged travel lane in each direction will be maintained, but delays should be expected and alternate routes are advised. Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be open during construction activities.

For additional information on road closures and construction, visit the City of Auburn’s website.

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