The Salem River Crossing project is working toward finding a solution that will reduce traffic congestion for all users (buses, cars, trucks, bikes) on the two bridges that cross the Willamette River and the connecting roads in downtown and West Salem.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the City of Salem published and collected public and agency comments on the Draft EIS through June 18, 2012.

The Draft EIS assessed the impacts of 8 alternatives plus a no-build alternative and developed visualizations of what each alternative might look like. The Preferred Alternative was recommended by the Oversight Team in February 2014. The Final EIS will analyze the Preferred Alternative and respond to public and local agencies/organizations comments from the Draft EIS.

What's new?

  • December 2014 - The Oversight Team meet to discuss funding options for the Preferred Alternative.
  • November 2014 - A public funding workshop occurred on December 3rd. Participants explored different funding sources and provided input.
  • November 2014 - Salem City Council information is available here.
  • September 2014 - The Oversight Team selected a bridge type to use in the Final EIS (Alternative 4a - Segmental Precast Concrete Box Girder). This bridge type can be viewed in the September 18th presentation (4.32MB, PDF).