Read updates about the project below.

2017

The project team has concluded all impact analysis of the recommended preferred alternative (e.g. traffic; land use; biological, right-of-way) and is currently preparing the Final EIS for review by the City of Salem, ODOT, and FHWA. The project has made preliminary Section 4(f) de minimis determination findings for three park/recreation resources (Wallace Marine Park; Wallace […] read more

On June 23rd, 2017, posted in: What's new? by

2016

July 2016 – The project team has assessed future (2040) traffic conditions for the preferred alternative, the No Build alternative, and the build alternatives from the DEIS. The preferred alternative footprint was finalized for the purposes of analysis in the Final EIS. Analysis for the Final EIS is underway  and technical reports are being prepared to assess […] read more

On July 28th, 2016, posted in: What's new? by

2014

December 2014 – Thanks for attending the public funding workshop Thanks to the over 110 people that attended the public funding workshop on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Learn more about the event, use the funding tool, and review the Funding Booklet. June 2014 – Thanks for attending the open house Thanks to the over 130 people that […] read more

On February 17th, 2014, posted in: What's new? by , ,

2013

November 2013 – Moving forward with the locally preferred alternative In July 2013, the Oversight Team (the project’s decision-making group) met to discuss input from the Salem City Council in the form of the “Salem Alternative.” The Oversight Team asked the project team to refine the Salem Alternative so that it could be compared against […] read more

On February 17th, 2013, posted in: What's new? by , , ,

2012

December 2012 – Project Updates Salem Neighborhood Associations and City Council have been discussing the project over the last few months. City Council discussion regarding a recommended Locally Preferred Alternative is expected to continue into January 2013. The other involved jurisdictions (City of Keizer, Polk County, Marion County, Salem Keizer Transit District) will also be […] read more

2011

July 2011 – Air Quality The air quality section of the Draft EIS will discuss air pollutant emissions from construction activities, as well as from cars and trucks that would drive on the project roadways. The analysis is guided by the Clean Air Act, which regulates air quality and sets standards for the amount of […] read more

2010

December 2010 – Project Visualizations When any new development is proposed, people often ask how the project will affect the appearance of their city or neighborhood. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) will include a technical analysis of visual impacts from key viewpoints around the city. Key viewpoints are places where the new bridge or […] read more

2009

November 2009 – Draft EIS Update Measuring Traffic When the Salem River Crossing Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) is published next year, one of the key points of the study will be traffic issues. How bad will traffic be if we don’t do anything? How much better will traffic be if we widen the […] read more

2008

December 2008 – Read the December 2008 project update to learn about the activities from the month. November 2008 – Read the November 2008 project update to learn about the activities from the month. October 2008 – Read the October 2008 project update to learn about the activities from the month. September 2008 – Read […] read more

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2007

December 2007 – The Task Force and Oversight Team adopt three alternatives for more study. Read the December 2007 project update to learn about the activities during the month. November 2007 – Two open houses were held, on Thursday, November 8 at the Highland Elementary School gymnasium and Wednesday, November 14 at Roth’s Hospitality Center, […] read more

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