Canal Street Roadway Improvement Project

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All Canal Street businesses are open during the roadway improvement project! Please support your local businesses.

Weekly Project Update: December 4, 2017

This week’s construction schedule calls for continued work on the shared-use path and sidewalk installation. In addition to this carryover work, contractors plan to add loam along the shoulder of the shared-use path, and begin to install light pole foundations throughout the project route.

Please note that in addition to the application of loam, the work taking place on the shared-use path is related to drainage swale installation—and that sidewalk installation is taking place between St. Paul Street and Mill Street.

Please stay tuned, as we plan to provide more construction schedule information in upcoming updates.

As a reminder, all Canal Street businesses are open during this roadway improvement project. We greatly appreciate your continued support of our local businesses!

Below, please find a calendar of anticipated construction activities for the next two weeks of this project:

Week of December 4th

  • Continue excavation for drainage swales in shared-use path
  • Continue preparation and placement of concrete sidewalks along Canal Street from St. Paul Street to Mill Street
  • Place loam along shoulder in shared-use path
  • Begin installation of cast in place light pole foundations (south of Domino’s)

Week of December 11th

  • Continue to prep and place concrete sidewalks on Canal Street from St. Paul Street to Mill Street
  • Continue installation of cast in place light pole foundations (south of Domino’s)
  • Begin installation of new traffic signal equipment at the Mill Street-Washington Street intersection
  • Begin installation of light poles (throughout project route)

Project Summary

This two-year, $12 million project includes leveling and resurfacing the road, new sidewalks, crossings, street trees, and lighting, as well as reconfiguration of the intersections with Mill Street and with Jefferson and Loring Avenue. It also includes an extension of the off-street Bike Path. The project will provide e a new gateway to the City of Salem while improving safety for vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles. It will also provide streetscape improvements including new trees lining the street, stamped colored pedestrian crossings, and curb extensions at crosswalks. This phase will better define access locations and curb cuts, improve pavement, signage and pavement markings as well as adding wheelchair ramps and sidewalks following ADA standards.


Project Documents

Full project plans

Pre-Construction Public Meeting Agenda with Construction Details

Pre-Construction Public Meeting Presentation




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