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News Release
May 18 Traffic Control Plan
May 18 Traffic Control Plan
Traffic Alert: Street Closure Planned for One-Day Event Near Capitol Mall on May 18 (Photo) - 05/14/24

  • Road closures and lane restrictions are expected surrounding the Capitol Mall starting at 10 a.m.
  • Drivers should use extra caution in response to increased pedestrian traffic in the area.
  • The permitted event includes closures of streets and sidewalks along Court Street, Center Street, and Cottage Street NE until 5 p.m. to accommodate increased pedestrian traffic.

Salem, Ore. — The City of Salem is alerting the public about street closures related to a planned one-day event on Saturday, May 18, 2024, near the Oregon State Capitol Mall. Permitted street closures for the event include Court Street between 12th and Cottage from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and portions of Center and Court Street between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Drivers should expect increased pedestrian traffic and some delays. Temporary signage indicating road closures and lane restrictions will be in place. Drivers are asked to plan accordingly and seek alternate routes during the listed event times. Please drive safely and watch for an increase in pedestrians in the area. 

Closure Details

  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Affected Streets: Center Street NE, Court Street NE, and Cottage Street NE near the Oregon State Capitol Mall.
  • Details:  Full or partial street closures will be in effect during much of the day Saturday, May 18. 2024. This will accommodate the permitted activities and ensure the safety of all participants and visitors.
  • Parking: On-street parking may be limited. Information about free parking options downtown is available on our website. 

The City of Salem appreciates your cooperation and patience during this event and is committed to ensuring safety and accessibility for all residents and visitors. 

If you have questions, please contact the Public Works Department’s Public Information Office at

Attached Media Files: May 18 Traffic Control Plan
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