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.

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

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:

  • Monday February 8, 2016 -the project site fence will be pulled back to open up closed parking spots and allow normal 2-way thru traffic in the parking lot.The project site fence will then only surround the new fuel pump and covered front entrance area at Building 3.
  • Monday February 15, 2016 –Fueling available at permanent pump location (covered area), but only in manual mode while card readers being relocated from temporary pump location. The card readers on the pumps should be active by Wednesday February 17, 2016.

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.  The Tiger Transit bus route will maintain the current traffic flow after this project is complete. The current route has proven to be more efficient.

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