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A portion of Mell Street, as well as the main Ralph B. Draughon Library entrance facing Mell, will close after Auburn University’s fall 2015 commencement ceremony and remain closed through the summer of 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, located on the Facilities Management Temporary Road and Facilities Closure webpage. This map highlights the construction zone and revised traffic routes. Future Mell Classroom updates will be posted online.

The Mell Street project will include the construction of the Mell Classroom Building, a 69,000-square-foot facility that will include 12 new active learning classrooms and two large lecture halls, as well as renovation of 38,000 square feet of space in the library to add 17 classrooms and more than 25 group study rooms.

Questions about the map or construction should be directed to David Roberson, construction manager, at, or to Martha Koontz at