Temporary Road and Facilities Closures

South Donahue at Lem Morrison Intersection work to transition Saturday, June 18

HSS Infrastructure Work
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The intersection of South Donahue Drive at Lem Morrison Drive was reduced to two lanes for construction on May 16. This two-phase construction project is extending underground utilities to the Health Sciences Sector.

Phase I is now complete. Phase II will begin Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Phase II Impact:

  • The intersection of South Donahue Drive at Lem Morrison Drive will continue to have two lanes open for vehicle traffic. However, the two lanes will transition from the west to the east side of the intersection during Phase II.
  • Lem Morrison Drive will be closed from Woodfield Drive to South Donahue Drive. 


Construction Manager, Suzanne Irby, irbysuz@auburn.edu

Communications, Martha Koontz, barkemg@auburn.edu

Cater Hall South Terrace Brick Replacement

Facilities Management Parking Lot
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A portion of the Cater Hall South Terrace will close May 31 - Aug. 4, 2016 to remove and replace brick pavers. 


Construction Manager, Julie Cannon, jec0051@auburn.edu

Communications, Martha Koontz, barkemg@auburn.edu

Partial Dowdell and Glenn lawn closure to begin May 16

Partial Lower Quad Lawn Closure
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An area of the Quad Residence Halls lawn (located in front of Dowdell and Glenn Halls) will be closed May 16 - July 14 to replace the underground hot water pipes servicing Dowdell and Glenn. 

The residence hall will remain open during construction, although a few sidewalks in the courtyard will be closed. 


Construction Manager, Buster Reese, reesegp@auburn.edu

Communications, Martha Koontz, barkemg@auburn.edu

Garden of Memory to Close April - August 

Auburn Memorial Disruptions Map
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The Auburn University Garden of Memory will close Monday, April 25, 2016 and remain closed thru the end of August 2016 for construction of the Auburn Memorial. 

During the construction period, parking along the Garden on Mell Street and also pedestrian traffic surrounding the area will be effected. 

Thank you for your patience while we work to improve Auburn University for the future.

Partial Parking Lot Closure Notice: RO/C Zone (Hemlock Drive)

AU Band Practice Complex Parking Closure Map
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A portion of the RO/C Zone parking lot located adjacent to the AU Band Practice Complex will close April 14 and remain closed through January 2017 for the Complex construction project.

All vehicles should be removed from the lot by noon, April 14. AU Parking Services will attend to any vehicles remaining on the lot after this time.

Visit the Band Practice Complex project webpage to find additional information including project description, renderings, timelines and construction contacts.

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.

Library Impact

The Mell Classroom Building construction project is in front of the library, but the library will remain open. Changes will be occurring inside the library to make preparations for the new building. For all the details on how the library is impacted, please visit the library page.

Questions about the map or construction should be directed to:

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

Last Updated: June 16, 2016