OPEN HOUSE - COMMERCIAL STREET SE AND KUEBLER BOULEVARD SE, INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: March 24th, 2014 9:39 AM
Downloadable file: Project_Area_Map_Com_Kub.pdf
The public is invited to attend an open house on the Commercial Street SE and Kuebler Boulevard SE Intersection Improvement project. The open house will take place Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1770 Baxter Road SE.
A short presentation at 6:30 p.m. will provide information on this project which will reduce congestion and improve safety at this intersection. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the project, ask questions, and express any concerns or ideas related to project design and construction.
The project includes widening the intersection in order to reduce congestion and improve safety. The street widening will provide two left turn lanes on each approach, and a right turn lane from southbound Commercial Street SE to westbound Kuebler Boulevard SE. Additional improvements include traffic signal modifications, traffic medians, ADA accommodations, and other project modifications as needed.
Funding for this $4.7 million project is being provided from two sources:
* Savings from the Keep Salem Moving! Streets and Bridges bond approved by Salem voters in 2008
* Transportation System Development Charges
This project is currently in the design phase with construction scheduled to begin in spring 2016.
Aaron Edelman, P.E., Project Manager
City of Salem Public Works Department