UPDATE, Sept. 27: Crews will begin work for the crosswalk on the West Samford Avenue (Auburn University campus) side of College Street next week. Two-way traffic will be shifted into the two northernmost lanes beginning Oct. 2 through Oct. 6 while crews construct the crosswalk in the eastbound lane and the southbound right-turn lane. During the week of Oct. 9-13, traffic will be shifted into the two southernmost lanes to allow crews to construct the rest of the crosswalk.
Traffic control measures will be in place to help alert motorists of the lane shifts. Drivers are advised to use extreme caution in the area.
UPDATE, Sept. 22: Crews will continue working on the crosswalks at the intersection of College Street and Samford Avenue next week, Sept. 25-28. During this time, traffic on College Street will be shifted to the outside northbound and southbound lanes near the intersection of Samford Avenue. Two-way traffic will be maintained during the work.
Sept. 15: AUBURN, Ala.- Closures are expected on College Street and Samford Avenue beginning Monday, Sept. 18, as contractors near completion of the South College and Samford Avenue Intersection Improvements project. The following traffic impacts are expected while crews continue installing crosswalks:
Traffic on College Street on either side of Samford Avenue will be reduced to two lanes. Traffic will be shifted into the western lanes Sept. 18-22, and traffic will be shifted into the eastern lanes Sept. 25-29. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.
Samford Avenue will be closed to through traffic between College and Gay streets. Local traffic will have access to Samford Avenue via Gay Street. Message boards, detour signs and barricades will be in place to help with traffic flow.
Traffic control measures will be in place to help motorists navigate around the closures. Drivers are advised to use extreme caution in the area and to take alternate routes to avoid delays.