|Looking westnorthwest along green crossbike and channel|
via City of Salem
|Plan view from July 2015|
The intersection of Madrona Ave SE and 25th St SE is expected to reopen this evening. This intersection carries over 15,000 vehicles per day! The new alignment and signal will greatly improve the safety and flow for all modes of transportation. In addition, 22nd St SE has been opened between Mission St SE and Madrona Ave SE.Have you tried it out? Let us know how it works for you!
This $9 million project was funded by savings from the 2008 Streets and Bridges Bond projects, Oregon Department of Transportation Immediate Opportunity Funds, Transportation and Stormwater System Development fees and Utility rates.
The project is being completed on time and within budget. The project team greatly appreciates the patience shown by residents and businesses during this very complicated construction.
That crossbike thing looks like it is meant for eastbound bike traffic on Madrona, which can enter the channel in the island, use the green crossbike (like the crosswalk adjacent to it) to access a new multi-use path on the east side of 25th. The MUP won't connect to anything yet though, so this seems like a bit of orphaned infrastructure, a dead-end really. It's also a little rube goldbergian, it seems. I worry about zoomy right-hand turns in the slip lane. Maybe it will be more useful than it seems. So if you use it, let us know.