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News Release
June Construction Projects to Impact Salem Drivers - 06/17/22

Salem, Ore. — Salem is set to begin three street projects that will impact drivers beginning June 24, 2022. 

Center Street Skybridge Demolition

Closure: June 24 - 27, 2002: Starting Friday night, June 24, 2022, at 9 p.m., Center Street will be closed to cars and pedestrians between Liberty Street NE and High Street NE for the removal of the Center Street skybridge. The demolition project will last through the weekend, ending Monday morning at 5 a.m. on June 27, 2022. Detours will be in place for traffic over the Center Street bridge from West Salem.

Paving Improvements on Commercial Street

Closure: June 26 – 27, 2002: Starting Sunday night, June 26, 2022, the intersection of Commercial Street SE and Baxter Road SE will be closed for a paving project. The street in that area will be reduced to one lane of traffic in the north and southbound directions. Baxter Road SE at Commercial Street will be periodically closed during the project. Detours will be in place. The project is scheduled to be completed early Monday morning at 6 a.m., June 27, 2022.

Paving Improvements on Portland Road

Closure: June 27 – 29, 2002: Starting Monday night, June 27, 2022, the intersections of Portland Road NE at Hyacinth Street NE and Bill Frey Drive NE will be under construction for paving improvement projects. The intersections will be reduced to one lane of traffic in the north and southbound directions during the evening and overnight hours, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Hyacinth Street NE and Bill Frey Drive NE will be closed in the east and westbound directions throughout the project. Detours will be in place and traffic control changes should be expected until Wednesday morning at 5 a.m., June 29, 2022. 

The Current Road Conditions Map on the City of Salem website provides up-to-date information on scheduled or emergency road closures in Salem. For additional information, please contact the City of Salem at 503-588-6211 or

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