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: October 16, 2017

Sidewalk construction continues this week. You can also expect to see activity on Canal Street between Loring Avenue and Ocean Avenue, and on the shared-use path.

Along the northbound lane of Canal Street from St. Paul Street to Lyme Street, contractors are scheduled to continue sidewalk construction. This week they plan to set new curbing and pour new sidewalks along this section of Canal Street. As previously mentioned this work is expected to impact pedestrian traffic. We ask that folks on foot to be cognizant construction signage highlighting alternate paths and please follow the direction of police details on site.

In addition to the work noted above, contractors will begin the process of adding topsoil and seed around some of the new sidewalk installations on both sides of Canal Street (between Loring Avenue and Ocean Avenue).

Lastly, you can expect to see contractors working on the shared-use path as they continue to sub-grade the path’s surface.

As more schedule information becomes available, we’ll be sure to include it in our weekly update.

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 October 16th

  • Continue to set curb on northbound side of Canal Street between St. Paul Street and Lyme Street
  • Continue preparations for sidewalk installations between St. Paul Street and Lyme Street
  • Continue sidewalk placement on northbound side of Canal Street between St. Paul Street and Lyme Street
  • Begin to spread loam and seed in area of northbound and southbound sidewalks between Loring Avenue and Ocean Avenue
  • Continue to install streetlight foundations along Canal Street from Broadway to Ocean Avenue
  • Begin to sub-grade shared-use path

Week of October 23rd

  • Continue sidewalk placement on northbound side of Canal street between St. Paul Street and Lyme Street
  • Begin to cast in place streetlight foundations along sidewalk by shared-use path south of Domino’s
  • Continue to sub-grade shared use path

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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