|June 24th Presentation to City Council of "Salem Alternative"|
As it is, the agenda anticipates a meeting on February 6th, and hopefully no decision would be made before then. Surely this is just an "information" meeting, right? Right?
|Trick or Treat: The Halloween Agenda|
The meeting runs from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments, 100 High St. SE, Suite 200, above La Capitale/Bar Andaluz.
(Bonus: Be sure to check out the costumes! Maybe Clown, Phantom Tollbooth, and Sexy Traffic Forecast Model?)
Update! Here's the Sexy Traffic Forecast:
|Moving the deck chairs|
Here's the traffic and other impacts comparison.
Here's the whole presentation to the committee.
A map and a really big map.
N3B also notes the following changes:
the Salem Alternative has morphed once again. It changed a number of times during the time the Salem City Council was considering it. Today it looked very different than it did when the Salem City Council approved it. Here are some of the major differences:More to come....
- In the new Salem Alternative, the [Rosemont] exit off Hwy. 22 westbound is closed.
- In the new Salem Alternative, Marine drive connects to an elevated span westbound that runs along the bank of the Willamette next to the water.
- In the new Salem Alternative, the eastside bridgehead is elevated over Front St., not at grade.
- In the new Salem Alternative the Oversight Team hopes to redesign Marine Drive, which traverses Wallace Marine Park, to be an arterial street -- an "expressway" as Keizer City Councilor Cathy Clark put it. (However, as presented, there are still about six streets that intersect with Marine Drive in West Salem. Some will need to have traffic signals. What kind of an "expressway" is that?)
- In the new Salem Alternative, the bridge is not a "signature bridge" as the Salem City Council desired.