Temporary Road and Facilities Closures

Mell Street and RBD Library Main Entrance

Mell Classroom Construction Map
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Bicycle, Pedestrian, & Vehicle Traffic Impact

A portion of Mell Street and also the main Ralph B. Draughon Library entrance facing Mell will close after Auburn University's Fall 2015 graduation ceremony and remain closed through Summer 2017 as the university constructs the Mell Classroom Building. 

The partial Mell Street closure will affect bicycle, pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the area. In an effort to help the campus community prepare for the temporary closure, Facilities Management has released a construction map. This map highlights the construction zone and revised traffic routes.

Parking Impact

Parking Services will have a checkpoint at the intersection of College Street and West Thach Avenue and another checkpoint at the intersection of Mell Street and Roosevelt Drive, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Vehicles with the appropriate faculty/staff vehicle registration will be allowed access to Ross Square and Mary Martin Hall parking via the West Thach Avenue checkpoint. Vehicles allowed access on Mell Street via the Roosevelt Drive checkpoint include vehicles registered to Quad residents, dropping off at the Early Childhood Center, with handicap placards and of patients visiting the Speech and Hearing Clinic. All other vehicles will not be allowed to enter. If you do need access to this area, contact Parking Services at either 844-4143 or parking@auburn.edu, and they will try to accommodate your needs.

Questions about the map or construction should be directed to:

Construction Manager, David Roberson, roberdm@auburn.edu
Communications, Martha Koontz, barkemg@auburn.edu

Facilities Management Parking Lot

Facilities Management Parking Lot
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A portion of the Facilities Management parking lot will be closed December 7, 2015 through the end of February 2016 to replace underground fuel storage tanks. Beginning the second week in December, Facilities will implement temporary fueling vehicle procedures and a revised Tiger Transit route. Each change will allow Facilities to continue providing customer service with minimal impact to its clients and visitors.

Temporary Procedures Include:

Fuel Pump Location and Fueling Hours:

  • The fuel (gasoline and diesel) pumps will be temporarily located in the Facilities Management complex between Building 3 and Building 4.  
  • From December 7, 2015 -December 11, 2015, the temporary pumps will be manual, with an attendant on duty Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., to assist customers. Fueling cannot take place if the attendant is not on duty.  The pumps will be manual during this time while the banner ID swipe card system is being relocated to the temporary fuel pump location.   
  • From December 12, 2015 -February 2016, gasoline fuel will be available all hours via the AU banner ID card swipe system.  Diesel fuel will remain manually operated with an attendant during the hours listed above.
  • Holiday diesel fuel schedule: An attendant will be on duty during the holiday break Dec. 21-23 and 28-30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Revised Tiger Transit Route:

Tiger Transit buses will run a revised route by entering the complex from Lem Morrison Drive. Buses will continue to pick up passengers in front of the 3D Arts Building and exit the complex via Samford Avenue.

Parking Options:

Additional parking spaces will be marked between Facilities Buildings 4 and 5 to replace spaces located inside construction fencing. Overflow parking will also be available between Facilities Building 6 and the 3D Arts Building.

Click here to view a map outlining the construction zone, temporary fuel pump location, and revised Tiger Transit route.


Construction Manager, Wendy Peacock, wkp0003@auburn.edu
Communications, Martha Koontz, barkemg@auburn.edu

Last Updated: January 11, 2016