Construction contract awarded for Auburn’s South Street project

Kelly Rocheleau
AUBURN — The Auburn City Council approved both a $4.5 million contract for a construction company to upgrade a portion of South Street and a $6.5 million bond for the project.

The South Street Corridor Enhancement Project entails several improvements for the street between Metcalf Drive and the city line, including widening it, adding sidewalks and a new curb, plus more. The council received an update on the project at a meeting last month.

On Thursday, the council unanimously approved the project’s construction contract with the Suit-Kote Corporation for $4,569,050. The Cortland-based company was the lowest qualified bidder out of the eight that bid for the project, according to a resolution available on the city’s website.

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