McGilchrist Street Improvement Project
The City of Salem is beginning to develop design improvements to the McGilchrist corridor. The project specifically includes McGilchrist Street SE between 12th and 25th Streets. The project also includes designing a realignment of 22nd Street. The project includes approximately 10,000 linear feet of roadway improvements and includes the crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
The McGilchrist design project will be completed in conjunction with a Stormwater Master Plan process which will be evaluating storm water management City-wide including flooding issues in the McGilchrist corridor.
The initial design phase is being funded with urban renewal dollars. Grant funding will be required to complete the design and construction of the corridor improvements.
Project Goals McGilchrist Urban Renewal Background:
1. Improve freight mobility necessary to facilitate new industrial development
2. Provide multi-modal transportation improvements to enhance safety & connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists
3. Reduce traffic congestion
4. Reduce reoccurring flooding problems
The McGilchrist Urban Renewal Area, established in September 2006, encompasses approximately 403 acres and is located west of the Salem Municipal Airport (McNary Field). The focus of the Urban Renewal Area is to provide funding for improvements to McGilchrist Street SE in order to stimulate private development. The focus of the Urban Renewal Area is to provide funding for improvements to McGilchrist Street SE in order to improve mobility and stimulate private development.
February & March 2016: Project Kick Off
Aaron Kimsey: 503-588-6211 AKimsey@cityofsalem.net
Sara Long: 503-589-2065 SLong@cityofsalem.net