After a pre-application phase, full applications were due on July 29th, and there has been a winnowing. TAC members will do a second scoring to "evaluate and prioritize the projects and provide the results by August 30, 2016."
|Project locations (download here)|
- Center Street Bridge Seismic Retrofit Study ODOT/Salem
- 12th Street SE: Hoyt St. SE to Fairview Ave. SE Salem
- River Road N. Traffic Signal Interconnect- Keizer/Salem
- Cordon/Kuebler Traffic Signal Interconnect Salem
- Silverton @ Hollywood Traffic Signal & Tum Lane Marion County
- Union Street NE Family Friendly Bikeway Salem
- 45th Av : Silverton Rd to Ward Dr E Side Urban Upgrade Marion County
- Transit ITS Replacement and Upgrade SAM TD
- Fixed Route Transit Bus Replacements SAM TD
- Hilfiker Ln SE at Commercial St SE Intersection and Signal Upgrade Salem
- McGilchrist Street SE - Complete Streets Project Salem
- Lancaster @ Hayesville Traffic Signal & Tum Lanes Marion County
- Kuebler/Cordon Corridor Study and Management Plan Marion County
- Center St: Lancaster to 45th Av NE Upgrade Marion County
- Keizer Growth Transportation Impacts Study Keizer
- Oregon Household Travel and Activity Survey for the SKATS area SKATS
- Orchard Heights Road NW Pedestrian Improvements Salem
- Lancaster Or: Auburn to Center Urban Reconstruction. Marion County
- Lancaster Dr: Winema Signal and Realignment Marion County
- Connecticut Av: Macleay to Rickey W Side Bike/Ped Marion County
- Cordon Rd @ Herrin Rd Turn Refuge Marion County
- Verda Lane Bike/Ped improvements Keizer
- Wheatland Rd Bike and Ped Separation Design Keizer
- Brush College Road NW - Safe Routes to School Salem
- 25th Street SE Multi-Use Path Salem
- Liberty Street NE Bridge Over Mill Creek Salem
- Hollywood Or: Silverton Rd to Salem CL Urban Upgrade Marlon County
- Turner Road Downtown Upgrade Turner
- Sidewalk Reconstruction - Salem Northeast Neighborhood Salem
- Cordon @ Auburn Rd Traffic Signal and Turn lanes Marion County
- Lancaster@ Cooley Traffic Signal Marlon County
|$24 million in request, but $14 million available|
Here's a few observations in passing.
|Sidewalks and bike lanes are not bonus "amenities"|
Basic sidewalks and bike lanes should be a baseline, a standard, not a frill or amenity.
Another place where a project description is undernourished is on the Center Street Bridge seismic study.
At the project and regional levels, describe how the completed project promotes environmental justice (by avoiding, minimizing, or mitigating disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects including social and economic effects on minority and low-income populations).The answer:
Completion of the plan will have no impact on minority and low income populations.The Edgewater district is a low-income area in Salem, and since in an earthquake connectivity across the river and access to the Hospital and government services, as well as a 24" water main attached to the bridge will all be affected - how the heck does this City say "no impact"? It seems to me this project has a huge positive impact, offering benefits for health and in economic effects!
This is probably just an unintended artifact of bureaucratic form-filling, but geez. Way to milquetoast the most important project on the list.
|Union St Bikeway: From Commercial to 12th|
For the elbow curve where 12th and Union Street meet, at Summer Street there is proposed to be a transition to a two-way separated bike lane. This appears to be carried over from the June 2013 renderings out of the Downtown Mobility Study. It would use the crosswalk at 12th and Marion to make the connection with the 12th Street Esplanade.
All in all the project list remains reasonable, broadly speaking, and it's difficult to say there are any really bad projects on it. Even the Keizer Growth Study has been retooled some and is much improved since its days as a terrible TGM application last year. (Do you see any real losers?)
|Look for the historic sign|
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- Center Street Seismic Study
- Union Street Bikeway
- McGilchrist Redesign