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, as well as developing visualizations of what each alternative would look like. The preferred alternative was selected for recommendation by the Oversight Team in February 2013. The Final EIS will analyze the preferred alternative (all local jurisdictions must reach consensus) and will respond to public and local agencies/organizations comments from the Draft EIS.

What's new?

  • July 2014 - The open house and public comment summaries are now available.
  • June 2014 - The Oversight Team discussed bridge types during their June 26th meeting.
  • June 2014 - Thanks to the over 130 people that attended the public open house on Wednesday, June 11.
  • March 2014 - Welcome to the newly updated Salem River Crossing website. You'll find all of the same information and materials here, just with a new look. Send us a comment if you can't find what you are looking for.