Monday, September 19, 2016

West Salem NA on Salem River Crossing and 2nd Street/Marine Drive Plan

Earlier this month, SCAN voted for a resolution recommending
the Salem City Council stop all work planning for a third bridge in Salem and turn attention to 1) locating fund to retrofit the existing bridges so they are operational after a major earthquake, 2) review remaining recommendations from the 1998 SKATS [...] to improve traffic flow and safety of the existing bridges, and 3) finding low-cost and no-cost ways to reduce single occupancy vehicle commuting during peak hours.
SCAN resolution against SRC
via N3B
The West Salem Neighborhood Association meets tonight, and they could have an opportunity to do the same.

From the agenda:
[4] Old Business
  • UGB Expansion and Upcoming October 12th Salem Alternative Crossing Public Hearing;
  • 2nd Street Feasibility Study Follow-up – Tory Banford – City of Salem;
  • Salem Planning Commission Hearing Re: Development on Glen Creek and 9th Street update;
  • Park and Grant Ideas – Linda Bierly;
A few years back, WSNA had opposed the Salem River Crossing, but the vote was close, and it has seemed like the current board and active members of the Neighborhood Association are more in favor of the Salem River Crossing and the associated Land Use actions coming up next month.

But if folks packed the meeting, it might be possible to turn the tide!

The West Salem Neighborhood Association meets at 7pm at Roth’s West, Mezzanine level, at 1130 Wallace Rd NW, tonight, Monday the 19th.

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