Thursday, May 2, 2013

City to Start Construction at Miller Street Cut-Through to River Road

Narrow Cut-Through at Miller Street and River Road
From the City:
Sidewalk construction activities will begin along the east side of River Road S, near the terminus of Miller Street S, during the week of May 6, 2013.

Motorists should use caution as this work will require lane closures on River Road S at Miller Street S. Travel lanes will be intermittently closed, narrowed, and shifted to facilitate work within the construction area. Bike lanes will be periodically closed and cyclists will be signed to merge with other traffic. At times, flaggers will be present to control traffic.

This work will create traffic congestion within the area and motorists should expect delays. Pedestrian traffic should expect sidewalk closures within the work zone and signed detour routes. Normal work hours are 7 a.m. through 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Additionally, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 miles per hour on River Road S, from approximately 800 feet south of Miller Street S, to just north of Miller Street S (see attached map). The speed limit reduction will begin on May 6, 2013, and will remain in affect until the work is completed in June 2013.

The Keep Salem Moving! Streets and Bridges Bond, passed by Salem voters in November 2008, provided funds for improvements to sidewalks and bicycle lanes to improve safety to schools and parks.

Please contact Will Kuenzi, P.E., Engineering Associate at 503-588-6211 or for additional information.
Wouldn't it be great for the speed limit to stay at 25mph?!

The project was identified in October, 2011 for approximately $15,000 in funding.

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