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Transportation Studies

Metropolitan Transportation Safety Action Plan
Starting Early 2023

The SKATS Metropolitan Transportation Safety Action Plan (MTSAP) will examine the safety of the roads in the region for all users.

Brooklake IAMP
Completed in December 2022

ODOT started an Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP) for the Brooklake at I-5 interchange in the fall of 2020. Expected completion is late 2022. The study will look at solutions to the existing and forecasted operational and safety issues at the interchange and along Brooklake Road between Portland Road and River Road.

Cherriots is replacing bus shelters and modifying the bus stops to be ADA compliant and more comfortable. Completed.

Marion County and the city of Salem will oversee a study of the Cordon Road/Kuebler Boulevard corridor to determine projects needed in the next 20 years.

Addressing safety issues along OR 22W from Doaks Ferry Rd to OR 51 (Independece Highway), including selecting funding options for backage roads to OR 22W.

Completed in Summer 2022

Study to locate and design a transit center in south Salem. A site has been selected and negotiations are on-going in Fall 2022. Construction is scheduled for mid-2023 if negotiations are successful.

Wheatland Road Mobility Study
Completed Fall 2021

The city of Keizer has started a planning study of the Wheatland Road corridor to address existing and forecasted mobility and safety issues.

Completed in Fall 2019

Study of Willamette River bridge crossing alternatives in Salem, including development of a Environmental Impact Statement. The Final EIS and Record of Decision has been completed and is available.

Completed in Fall 2019

The Keizer Revitalization Plan will target reinvestment and set new standards for development along Keizer’s central commercial spine.

This study will analyze the existing structures of the Center Street Bridge for seismic vulnerability. A general plan and cost estimate will be prepared for the identified seismic retrofits to ensure the bridge remains a functional crossing of the Willamette River.

Project runs from Fall 2015 until 2017 to develop recommendations along the State Street corridor between 12th and 25th Streets.

Completed in 2017

Study to address safety and capacity issues along OR 22E from 25th St SE to Joseph St SE. The OR 22E Final Report (PDF) is available. June 2017

Completed in Winter 2015

The focus of this project is to improve the visual character and functionality of the circulation system within the project area and to strengthen the district’s identity, character, economic vitality, and marketability.

OR 22W Expressway Management Plan
Completed in 2010

The OR 22W Expressway Management Plan (PDF), covering from Greenburg Road to Doaks Ferry Road is available. This was adopted by Polk County in March 2010. See also the Doaks Ferry Road Realignment Project

Chemawa I-5 IAMP
Completed in 2009

Interchange Area Management Plan for the Chemawa Road at I-5 interchange. Adopted by Keizer City Council in 2014 and Salem City Council in 2016. To the OTC in 2019.