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Walnut Street Bridge Ribbon Cutting to be Held at Hoopes Park July 21st at 6pm
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July 2015

Ribbon Cutting to be Held at Hoopes Park for
Walnut Street Culvert Re-opening
        The City of Auburn is proud to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony that will take place on Tuesday July 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM to celebrate the completion of the Walnut Street Culvert Reconstruction project. The ceremony will take place at the Walnut Street Bridge next to Hoopes Park.

        The Walnut Street Culvert Reconstruction project is a Locally Administered Federal Aid Project funded by the New York State Department of Transportation and City of Auburn local bond funds. The cost for construction was approximately $1.07 million. The project was designed and engineered by Popli Design Group of Penfield, NY and Joseph J. Lane, Inc. of Liverpool, NY was the construction contractor.

        The Walnut Street Culvert Reconstruction project was an 8 month reconstruction project that was implemented to mitigate a dangerous one lane narrow culvert crossing in need of widening and replacement to better facilitate vehicular, bicycle, & pedestrian traffic. This culvert and roadway did not meet current local NYSDOT/FHWA regulations. This project is located adjacent to Memorial Hoopes Park which serves as a beautiful setting for numerous weddings, photographs, musical concerts, and community events. The work included removal of the existing culvert and the installation of a new 50 foot wide culvert with compliant bridge and approved railings and pavement restoration from Teller Avenue to S. Marvine Avenue. Additionally it improved the ability to get to Hoopes Park for community events and eliminate a dangerous one lane bridge with a FHWA/NYSDOT compliant roadway.

        To RSVP, please contact Rhonda Miller, Assistant to the Mayor and Council, by phone at 315‐255‐4104 or email at



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