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

The Salem River Crossing joint public hearing for the land use actions is Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 6:00p.m., at City of Salem Senior Center,Center 50+ (2615 Portland Rd. NE, Salem, OR 97301). The land use actions include amending the Salem Transportation System Plan, modifying the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), and taking an exception to Statewide Planning Goal 15 (Willamette River Greenway). To learn more visit the City of Salem's website