McGilchrist Street Arterial Salem, Oregon
As a major east/west arterial, McGilchrist Street carries significant traffic volumes for the area surrounding Salem, Oregon. The corridor, which provides a vital connection to downtown access as well as I-5 via Highway 22, would undergo multiple phases of roadway improvements aimed at traffic, bicyclist, and pedestrian use.
Roadway Design Intersects Stream Analysis for an Improved Corridor
In this first phase, the roadway design traverses existing railroad tracks, three creek channels, and includes the center roadway segment of the corridor as well as a bridge crossing for the East Fork of Pringle Creek. Three and four lane sections, widened for additional turn lanes at major intersections, facilitate future development for the area. In addition, the stream analysis identified solutions to alleviate chronic nuisance flooding from the creek channel onto adjacent industrial property and over the existing roadway. Otak prepared a corridor analysis and feasibility study, as well as the engineering design for the Pringle Creek bridge and final design and construction documents for intersection realignment at 22nd Street.