The State Street Bridge Replacement Project began June 4, 2020 and the bridge re-opened to traffic in December 2020. On June 10, 2021 Mayor Quill, members of City Council and City Manager Dygert were joined by State Senator Pamela Helming and State Senator John Mannion to cut the ribbon on the completed project.
This web page contains information on the project. Click here to view some before and after photos of the project.
General Project Description:
State Street (NYS Route 38) serves as a critical link between downtown Auburn and the northern section of the city, serving dozens of businesses and local residences as well as the rural communities immediately north of the City. The bridge provides access for commerce, employment and emergency services for more than 6,400 vehicles per day. Many pedestrians and bicyclists also rely on this bridge. Critical water, electric, gas, telephone and cable lines also cross the river on this bridge.
The project begins at the intersection of State Street and Arterial West (NYS 5 & US 20) and ends approximately 150 feet north of bridge between West Garden Street at Wall Street. The project limits include 200 feet of road rehabilitation on West Garden Street and the construction of a pocket park in the northeast quadrant of the bridge.
The project proposes to replace the existing 73-foot long bridge with a new 80-foot long bridge to provide an additional 75+ years of service life to the City of Auburn. New reinforced concrete abutments will be constructed to support the new bridge. The driveways, sidewalks and approach roadways will be reconstructed to meet the new superstructure. Anticipated completion date is the end of 2020.
Required Road Closures:
Beginning June 4, 2020 and lasting through the life of the project the State Street Bridge and a portion of State Street (NYS Route 38) on the north side of the bridge extending past West Garden Street will be closed. This will require West Garden Street to also be closed for the duration of the project.
Detour: beginning June 4, 2020, State Street (NYS Route 38) and West Garden Street will be closed to traffic for the duration of the project. Traffic will be detoured one block east to North Street (NYS Route 34). View the detour map and descriptions below for more information. View the detour map.
Traffic from the north, traveling south on State Street (NYS Route 38) will be detoured east on Seymour Street to North Street (NYS Route 34) south, to Arterial West (NYS Route 5 & US 20 west), to State Street (NYS Route 38 south).
Traffic from the south, traveling north on State Street (NYS Route 38) will be detoured east on Arterial East (NYS Route 5 & US 20 east), to North Street (NYS Route 34 north), to Seymour Street, to State Street (NYS Route 38 north).
Access to Health Central, beginning June 4, 2020, West Garden Street will be closed. For access to parking for the Health Central building located at 37 West Garden Street use Chapel Street off of North Street (NYS Route 34) next to the Holiday Inn. Health Central is located behind the Holiday Inn.
Access to the Auburn Correctional Facility (ACF) employee parking lot, beginning June 4, 2020 West Garden Street is closed. For access to the West Garden Street ACF employee parking lot use Chapel Street off of North Street (NYS Route 34) next to the Holiday Inn and follow the signage to the new temporary entrance to the ACF employee parking lot.
Curley's restaurant parking lot, access will remain open to Curley's and the Curley's parking lot, located directly to the south side of the bridge, for the entire duration of the project. Use the entrance located on State Street at the corner of Arterial West (NYS Route 5 & US 20) to access the Curley's parking lot. The Auburn Farmer's Co-op Market located at the Curley's parking lot will be open for the summer and fall season on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. beginning June 2nd.
Pedestrian Access. Pedestrians will be detoured around the site using the extension of the Owasco River Trail along West Garden Street to Arterial West (NYS Route 5 & US 20 west), then directed west along Arterial West back to State Street.
Project and contractor contact list: PROJECT CONTACT LIST
The most recent Contractor work schedule: DETAILED CONTRACTOR WORK SCHEDULE (AS OF 03/2021)
Architectural rendering of the renovated bridge: A computer rendering of the project with various viewing locations can be seen here. This can be accessed from a computer or smartphone/tablet.
Project funding: A majority of this infrastructure replacement project is being paid for with a State and Federal grant. In the news: Governor announces City of Auburn to receive $4.75 million BRIDGE NY grant to replace State Street Bridge
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