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Streetscape update for Oct. 7-14

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Crews will begin pouring concrete for the plaza at central square next week, according to a release from the city of Auburn. Cook Engineering will be completing the historic brick pavers in front of Wells Fargo and the businesses on High Street between Lewis Street and Linden Avenue. They continue working on placement of the granite pavers. Concrete pouring will commence by middle of next week for the curb and gutter along High Street for the plaza. The footings for the art pedestals within the plaza will be poured next week. Anticipate demolition of the concrete sidewalk between the construction fencing and the businesses along Lincoln Way between Elder’s Bus Station and Wildflower to begin the first week of November. Anticipate no change in the traffic pattern through Oct. 14. The intersection is in the final traffic configuration, the four-way stop at Lewis Street/High Street/Lincoln Way. Anticipate the placement of traffic signals in approximately one month. Pacific Gas & Electric underground work continues on High Street. PG&E will start working along Lincoln Way north of the construction zone. PG&E will be working from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. to minimize disruption. PG&E will be doing work near Lewis Street at nights during the last two weeks of October. Wave Broadband will begin construction to underground their facilities next week near Elders Bus Station. Cook Engineering remains ahead of the construction schedule for the work in front of Wells Fargo and the businesses on High Street between Linden Avenue and Lewis Street. (Phase 1). The construction (Phase 2) for the work between Elder’s Bus Station and Wildflower is approximately two weeks behind schedule due to grading and drainage issues. However, project completion remains on schedule for December 2009. Remember that businesses are open during construction and there is public parking located on Lincoln Way near Elder’s, Depoe Bay and E. Placer Street. Public meetings are being held every Tuesday at noon in front of Froggs at 939 Lincoln Way where questions can be addressed. Merchants and members of the public are encouraged to attend. More information on the Streetscape Phase 1 Project can be found online at www.auburn.ca.gov/dept/dept_pwjstreetscape.html.