Canal Street Roadway Improvement Project

Final paving plan for completion of the Canal Street Roadway Improvement Project

Please be aware of likely traffic impacts during this work. All work is weather-permitting. Some work will take place during daytime work hours; other work will take place overnight to minimize disruption to traffic. The heaviest impacts to traffic are anticipated to be during the 7/30 through 8/7 period. Police details will be present to facilitate traffic flow during this work. Please drive with caution through all work zones. Canal Street businesses will be open during construction.

Monday and Tuesday, 7/30 and 7/31
Remove pavement from the Mill Hill intersection (Canal/Washington) during the day.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 7/31 and 8/1
Pave 2-inches of binder in Mill Hill intersection at night.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8/1 through 8/3
Remove pavement from Jefferson/Canal/Loring intersection during the day.
Note: removal of pavement will extend from the intersection to Kimball Road on Canal Street, and from the intersection to near the shared use path crossing on Loring Avenue.

Friday, Sunday, Monday, 8/3, 6 and 7
Pave 2-inches of binder in Jefferson/Canal/Loring intersection at night.

8/6 to 8/20 (2 weeks)
Raise castings for the entire Canal Street corridor during the day.

8/20 to 8/24
Pave top course over entire Canal Street corridor at night.

Striping of the roadway will follow after Labor Day.

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

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 provideĀ 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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