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: August 14, 2017

At the southern most point of the project route, contractors will be ready to begin paving traffic islands at the Jefferson Avenue-Loring Avenue intersection. On the other end of Canal Street, you can expect to see activity along the southbound side of the street as contractors continue curb setting between St. Paul Street and Domino’s. Also, at various points along the project route contractors will be pouring new sidewalk and driveways aprons.

Continuing this week, contractors will be at work on the shared-use path as they continue setting conduit and light pole foundations, and the construction of a new retaining wall between Canal Street and the commuter rail line.

Don’t forget that all Canal Street businesses are open during this roadway improvement project. Please support our local businesses!

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

Week of August 14th

  • Continue forming and pouring retaining wall along shared-use path
  • Backfilling new retaining wall, setting conduits, handholes, and lightpole foundations in shared-use path
  • Preparing and paving islands at Jefferson Avenue-Loring Avenue intersection
  • Setting curb from St. Paul Street working towards Dominos on southbound side of Canal Street
  • Pouring concrete sidewalks/driveways in various locations

Week of August 21st

  • Continue forming and pouring retaining wall along shared-use path
  • Continue backfilling new retaining wall, setting conduits, handholes, and lightpole foundations in shared use path.
  • Continue setting curb and pouring sidewalks on the southbound side of Canal Street between St. Paul Street and Dominos
  • Installing drainage/lighting utilities at Jefferson Avenue-Loring Avenue-Canal Street intersection

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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