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Salem River Crossing and Environmental Impact Statement


Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Salem, Marion)

​This project funded the environmental work (EIS) for a third bridge crossing the Willamette River in Salem. ​



We coordinated this project with Salem to develop a solution that improves mobility and safety for travelers across the Willamette River in Salem. The project goal was to alleviate congestion on the existing bridges and connecting street system.

Update: September 24, 2019

Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) an​d Record of Decision documents are listed below in the Project Document section.

Update: July 24, 2019​

Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) an​d Record of Decision: 
Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 304a(b), the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are preparing to publish a combined Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the Salem River Crossing Project.  The combined document will be published in late summer 2019 and notice will be provided in the Federal Register and local media outlets announcing its availability and how the document may be reviewed. Questions can be directed to:
Dan Fricke, ODOT Project Manager
Anna Henson, ODOT Environmental Project Manager

Update: May 16, 2018

In late 2016, Salem, Keizer, Marion and Polk counties approved land use actions in support of the Salem River Crossing Preferred Alternative.  The land use actions included amending the Salem Transportation System Plan, modifying the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), and taking an exception to Statewide Planning Goal 15 (Willamette River Greenway).
ODOT and its consulting team, led by CH2M, are working to complete the Final EIS for publication; the estimated date for publication is to be determined.
The project has proposed Section 4(f) de minimis determination findings for three park/recreation resources (Wallace Marine Park; Wallace Natural Area; Willamette River Water Trail).  A map of these resources is here. The comment period for these findings ended on August 11, 2017.


OR 22 | From downtown to West Salem

Cost and Funding

No funding identified

Contacts & Media

Project Contacts

Senior Region Planner
Dan Fricke

Public Information Officer
Lou Torres

Last Updated

11/27/2019 1:36 PM

Project Number


Project Documents

Related documents to this project
17317_DEIS_Comments_Business.pdfDRAFT EIS - Business Comments
17317_DEIS_Comments_Agency.pdfDRAFT EIS - Agency Comments
17317_FEIS_Salem_River_Crossing_090919.pdfFederal EIS and Record of Decision Document
17317_SRC_ReEvaluation_July_17_2019.pdfSalem River Crossing ReEvaluation Document
17317_DEIS_Comments_Public.pdfDRAFT EIS - Public Comments

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