AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Toomer's Corner in Auburn will begin an estimated 3-month renovation on Monday, April 20 after Auburn's A-Day game and concert.
The project is part of the city's bigger plan revitalize downtown Auburn.
The city's investment comes after the university performed their own upgrades to the corner, including planting the new oaks and installing new eagle statues.
Auburn's city manager hopes construction will be quick and free of problems, to avoid any disruption to the local economy.
"We're working with the contractor to try and get that done as soon as possible, because all of our downtown businesses will be open the whole time that construction is going on and we want to be done as quickly as possible for school to start in the fall," said city manager Charles Duggan.
The project will replace the painted tiger paw in the intersection with a permanent brick one, and add LED lights and a raised corner for a plaza-like atmosphere.