Welcome and thank you for seeking additional information about the Salem River Crossing project. This website has been designed to support the City Council process to provide input into the selection of a preferred alternative. For details of the Salem River Crossing project and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, refer to the project website at www.salemrivercrossing.org or review the Executive Summary of the Draft EIS.
City Council to Accept Written Comments through June 24, 2013
The Salem City Council is recommending modifications to the Salem River Crossing preferred alternative. These modifications are described in the report on the Council Agenda for April 22, Agenda Item 4(b)
. Council held a public hearing on these modifications on April 22, and again on May 13, 2013. The staff presentation and verbal testimony can be viewed on CCTV at www.cctvsalem.org
. To Allow for additional input, City Council held the public hearing open to accept additional written testimony through June 24, 2013, at 5 p.m. Testimony should be directed to the City Recorder at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to City Recorder, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 205, Salem, OR 97301-3513.
Impacts to Pioneer Village
The potential impacts to Pioneer Village reported in certain sections of the Draft EIS were incorrect. A memo providing corrections and clarifications
is available. Alternative 4D, which is currently the focus of preferred alternative discussions, would not displace any residential units at Pioneer Village. Alternative 4D would have minor property-only impacts, including ones to the maintenance shed. These are the same impacts that will occur with the construction of the future Marine Drive, with or without a new bridge.
City Council Role in Selecting a Preferred Alternative
This flow chart provides an overview of the City Council's role in selection of a preferred alternative for the Salem River Crossing project.
Salem River Crossing Task Force Feedback
In July and August 2012, the Salem River Crossing Task Force sought to make a recommendation for a preferred alternative to the project Oversight Team. Their recommendation was presented to the Oversight Team on August 23, 2012. Their feedback is summarized in two documents:
1. Task Force Feedback on Alternatives
2. Summary of Project Task Force Alternatives Dismissal
Public Comment Received on Draft Environmental Impact Statement
The Salem River Crossing Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was published on April 20, 2012. This was followed by a 60-day public comment period. During the public comment period, the project team hosted two public hearings, one at West Salem High School and one in downtown Salem at the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry. A summary of the public hearings and all of the comments collected during the public comment period can be by viewed by clicking on the links below.the link below. During the public comment period, an informal online questionnaire offered people another opportunity to provide input to decision-makers.
Public Hearing Summary
Online Questionnaire Results
City Council Updates and Public Hearing
Council received held several work sessions and received updates on the Salem River Crossing project starting in January 2007. Regular updates were also provided to affected neighborhood associations and other interested groups. Following is a list of dates when Council either discussed or received updates on the Salem River Crossing project.
January 8, 2007 (Work Session)
June 25, 2007 (Work Session)
February 25, 2008 ( Work Session)
September 28, 2009 (Work Session on Salem River Crossing Alternate Modes Study)
February 8, 2010 (Work Session)
June 28, 2010 (Amendment to Intergovernmental Agreement)
February 13, 2012 (Information Report)
July 9, 2012 (Work Session)
September 24, 2012 (Information Report)
November 5, 2012 (Public Hearing)
November 28, 2012 (Work Session) - Flip Chart Notes
December 17, 2012 (Work Session)
January 22, 2013 (Work Session)
February 19, 2013 (Field Trip and Work Session)
The Next Generation of Travel: Literature Scan (Federal Highway Administration, November 2011)
This report summarizes a review of literature on generational travel trends (with a focus on younger populations) and how future generations will interface with emerging technologies in the areas of Information and Communication Technologies, Global Positioning Systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems, electronic payment systems, and fuel-efficient vehicles. The final report on this research by the Federal Highway Administration is expected to be published in May 2013.