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Salem Area Weekly Road Construction Report

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The City of Salem Public Works Department wants you to Be Aware! of this week's planned road construction projects that begin on Monday. Photo: Salem-News.com

(SALEM, Ore. ) - The City of Salem Public Works Department wants you to Be Aware! of this week's planned road construction projects that begin on Monday.

These projects could put a dent in your travels through the Salem-area. Remember to slow down when you see orange signs, barrels and barricades. Speeding is the second most common cause of work zone crashes. Inattentive drivers are the most common cause of work zone crashes. Beginning Monday, Swegle Road NE, between 45th Avenue NE and Royalty Drive NE, will be CLOSED to through traffic so construction can continue in this area.

Residents and guests of residents along this section of street, Gem Place NE, Neota Street NE, Fultz Avenue NE, Antonia Avenue NE, and Geneva Avenue NE, are considered local traffic. Local traffic access will be maintained for residents who live within the closure area, their guests, garbage pickup, postal delivery, and emergency vehicles.

In addition, improvements for the new Swegle School access road known as Aguilas Court NE, and parking areas will take place between Monday and August 30. Local traffic access will be maintained for residents who live within this closure area, their guests, garbage pickup, postal delivery, and emergency vehicles.

Swegle Road NE and Aguilas Court NE are scheduled to reopen on August 30, 2014.

The Safety Island:

Fairground Road NE and Hood Street NE project is schedule to start on Monday. The project includes the installation of a safety median island on Hood Street NE and Fairgrounds Road NE from 5th Street NE to Shipping Street NE and constructing new curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

The work for this project will be conducted in two phases.

The phases will be as follows:

• Phase 1 – North side of Hood Street NE and Fairground Road NE from 5th Street NE to Shipping Street NE. This work will include installing new curb ramps on the north side of these streets.

• Phase 2 – South side of Hood Street NE and Fairgrounds Road NE from 5th Street NE to Shipping Street NE. Work will include the safety median island and installing new curb ramps on the south sides of these streets. Detour route for the work in this phase will be posted prior to beginning the phase.

The work hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of August 2014.

Liberty St SE: Between Oak Street SE and Trade Street SE - 6/16 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Liberty Street SE between Oak Street SE and Trade Street SE will be reduced to three lanes of traffic. Expect congestion at this location and use another route if possible. This lane closure is to install utilities at Fire Station 1.

Sunnyside Rd - Between Keubler Blvd SE and Wiltsey Rd SE 6/16 to 6/17 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunnyside Rd SE will be reduced to one lane of traffic with flaggers for tree trimming around the power lines.

Croisan Creek Road - at the intersection of Heath Street S - 6/16 to 6/17 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Croisan Creek Road S at the intersection of Heath Street S will be reduced to one lane of traffic with flaggers. This lane closure is for utility repair work. Expect some congestion at this location.

Liberty St SE - Between Kearney Street SE and the signalized entrance to City Hall. 6/17 - 6/19 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm.

The following lane closures will take place:

Tuesday, June 17: Liberty Street SE between Kearney Street SE and the signalized entrance to City Hall will have traffic reduced to two lanes.

Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19: Commercial Street SE between Bellevue Street SE and Mission Street SE will have traffic reduced to two lanes.

Use an alternate route if possible. These lane closures are for utility locates as part of an upcoming water line replacement project. Broadway St NE - Between Pine St NE and Grove St NE and Highland Ave NE. 6/17 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Broadway Street NE between Pine Street NE and Grove Street NE/Highland Avenue NE will be reduced to one lane of traffic with flaggers. This lane closure is for utility work. Expect congestion at this location and use another route to avoid delays.

State St - Between 14th St SE and 25th St SE. 6/16 to 6/18 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. East bound traffic will be reduced to one lane for tree trimming around power lines.

Shiloh St SE - Between Snowflake St SE and Kali St SE 6/16 to 6/19 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lanes of traffic will be narrowed and shifted for a sewer service repair.

Van Ness Ave NE - Between Cherry Ave NE and Del Webb Av NE. 6/16 to 6/20 - 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Street closure for installation of utilities as part of a development project.

Rural Av SE - Between Cottage St SE and Winter St SE. 6/16 to 6/20 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Traffic reduced to one lane with flaggers. this lane closure is for replacement of a sewer service.

Center St NE - Between 14th St NE and Rose St NE 6/18 to 6/23 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lane closure with flaggers for tree trimming around power lines.

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