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Map of Temporary Detour on Chemeketa Street NE
Map of Temporary Detour on Chemeketa Street NE
Traffic Alert: Chemeketa Street NE Closed to Traffic at 12th Street NE (Photo) - 05/10/24

Salem, Ore. — The City of Salem is warning drivers who use Chemeketa Street NE that the road will be closed east of 12th Street NE at the railroad crossing beginning Monday, May 13, 2024, from 7 p.m. to Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at noon. The 18-hour closure is necessary to make railroad crossing repairs at the intersection. Traffic on 12th Street NE will be allowed in both directions, with one lane closed, as construction is taking place. 

Location: Chemeketa Street NE closed to traffic at 12 Street NE, Salem, OR.

Date and Time: Monday, May 13, from 6 p.m. to Tuesday, May 14, 2024, to noon.

Affected Areas: The Chemeketa Street NE road closure will include travel lanes, sidewalks, and parking spaces near the train tracks in the construction zone.

Caution: Drivers are urged to be cautious while traveling, follow all signage, and watch for workers in the area.

This project is a continuation of planned construction work along the Union Pacific railroad line within the City of Salem. Future closures at the intersections of the Union Pacific Rail Road and Center Street NE, Marion Street NE, D Street NE, and Market Street NE are expected in May and June of 2024. 

Please continue to monitor the Current Road Conditions Map on the City of Salem website to receive 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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