Salem, OR. June 6, 2020 — – Marion County Public Works has postponed the Silverton Road Bridge Replacement Project until the spring of 2021. Marion County has received federal funds to replace the Silverton Road Bridge over the Little Pudding River. The project is located on Silverton Road between 60th Avenue and 64th Place. Construction was scheduled to begin this spring; however, due to additional impact studies that were necessary to complete the right-of-way process the project has been postponed.
Postponing the project ensures that all of the work can be completed within the Pudding River’s in-water work window, which is designated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODF&W), and within one construction season. Silverton Road will be closed during construction, and rescheduling construction for next year will allow construction to begin early enough in the year to ensure Silverton Road is reopened prior to the start of the holiday shopping season, a commitment made by Marion County to the Silverton business community.
During construction, Silverton Road will be closed to through traffic between 60th Avenue and 64th Place. The closure will start in the spring 2021 and end by Thanksgiving 2021. While Silverton Road is closed, two well-marked detour routes will be in place.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice or the project in general, please contact Tina Powell, Office Specialist, at (503) 588-5036 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .