The 2017 Construction Season is Here
​April 21, 2017

2017 Public Works Construction Projects are underway with more than 30 in-house and contracted projects to be completed. Significant projects benefiting Salem residents include: ​

  • Kuebler Boulevard SE and Mill Creek Drive SE—Intersection Improvements
    The City is adding a new traffic signal, signs, road striping, and sidewalks to the intersection of Kuebler Boulevard SE and Mill Creek Drive SE. These improvements will accommodate the Henningsen Cold Storage development currently underway at the Mill Creek Corporate Center. Kodiak Pacific Construction is the contractor and the signal should be operational by June 30, 2017. ​

  • Court Street NE—Pedestrian Bridge Replacement
    The deteriorating wooden pedestrian bridge over Mill Creek will be replaced with a new steel bridge. The new bridge will be elevated to prevent flooding. Construction is expected to be complete by November 2017.​

  • Salem Heights Elementary School—Sidewalk Widening
    The sidewalks in front of Salem Heights Elementary School will be widened from five feet to eight feet to improve pedestrian safety along the Liberty Road S and Madrona Avenue S intersection. Construction is expected to be complete by October 2017.​

  • Union Street NE and Commercial Street NE—Intersection Improvements
    Fulfilling a recommendation from the Central Mobility Study, approved by City Council in 2013, a traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Union Street NE and Commercial Street NE. This signal will improve the pedestrian and bicycle connection between the Union Street Bridge and Downtown Salem. In addition, the City will add a right turn lane on eastbound Union Street NE and install a small median island to protect bicyclists crossing the intersection. Total project cost is estimated to be $1,150,000. The project is in the bid phase with construction expected to be complete by November 2017.

  • Patterson Street NW—Waterline Package
  • This water main improvement project will replace approximately 1,135 feet of aged, 2-inch cast iron pipe with 8-inch ductile iron pipe. North Core USA, LLC is the contractor and will begin work in May. The project will be complete by August 2017. Affected streets are Patterson Avenue NW from Glen Creek Road NW to Lavona Drive NW; Lavona Drive NW from Patterson Avenue NW to View Drive NW; View Drive NW from Lavona Drive NW to Klarr Court NW; and Klarr Court NW from View Drive NW to Pali Drive NW.

  • 13th Street NE and Mill Creek Rain Garden
    This storm water improvement project will install a rain garden to provide water quality treatment for an area east and west along Marion Street NE and the flow along one block of 13th Street NE. The project is in the final design phase and construction is expected to be complete by December 2017.

  • Cordon Road SE at Gaffin Road SE—Traffic Signal ImprovementsA new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Cordon Road SE and Gaffin Road SE to accommodate increasing traffic at the intersection. Preliminary work by PGE begins in April. Tornado Soft Excavation is the construction contractor and construction is expected to be complete by November 2017.

  • Mill Creek Corporate Center—Kuebler Boulevard Water Main Loop
    3,200 linear feet of 12-inch ductile iron water main will be installed this fall to complete a loop along Kuebler Boulevard SE in the Mill Creek Corporate Center between Aumsville Hwy SE and Henningsen Court S. This estimated $1,000,000 project is currently in the design phase. Bids open in July with construction to be completed by the end of the year. ​​

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