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News Release
New Pedestrian Crossing Coming to Watson and Lancaster Intersection - 05/25/23

Salem, Ore. — Construction will begin on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, to install a new, safer pedestrian crossing at Lancaster Drive NE and Watson Ave NE. The new pedestrian signal will include a raised median island, a pedestrian crossing signal, new ADA sidewalk ramps, and improved lighting. Once complete, the new signal will help alert drivers to pedestrians and bicycles waiting to cross Lancaster. Flashing yellow lights will provide greater safety and visibility to those going to nearby shopping areas.

The City of Salem is alerting those who travel Lancaster Drive NE to watch for construction crews working near the roadway. Pedestrian access will be limited during construction. Those who cross Lancaster Drive NE should cross at Devonshire Court NE to the north or Beverly Ave NE to the South to safely cross Lancaster Drive NE.

Pedestrians and motorists should expect minor delays and lane closures as construction progresses.

Find more information about the City of Salem’s Safer Pedestrian Crossing Program or future Safety and Livability Bond projects on our website.

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