Wheatland Road Multimodal Corridor Plan

Wheatland Road Multimodal Corridor Plan

Updated: February 13, 2021

What is the Project?

The Wheatland Road Multimodal Corridor Plan aims to create a conceptual street design that:

  • Removes barriers and creates a balanced multimodal transportation system

  • Connects neighborhoods with Clearlake Elementary and Forest Ridge Elementary schools

  • Improves safety for all modes of travel

  • Develops community understanding and support for the plan 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Project Update

The first few steps of this project (data collection, existing conditions evaluation, and evaluation criteria selection) have been completed and the City is presenting this information to the public via a Virtual Open House. Please click here to visit the Virtual Open House and provide feedback on this project. The Virtual Open House will be open starting February 12th, 2021.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Current Multimodal Issues

The Wheatland Road study corridor is a 1.8-mile segment from River Road to Jays Drive. Along this corridor, there are many gaps in the sidewalk system, lack of ADA compliant ramps, poor lighting, and bicycle facilities that are not comfortable for riders of all ages and abilities. The primary motor vehicle crash type along the corridor are rear-ends, with a high volume occurring at busier intersections, such as Russett Drive. There is a need for safer pedestrian and bicycle crossings of Wheatland Road with two elementary schools in the area and many school bus and transit stops along the study corridor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Project Process & Timeline

The corridor study project started in September 2020 and will be complete in Fall of 2021. Two virtual open house events will be held, at which the public is encouraged to provide feedback on the project and voice the needs of community.  

How is the Plan Being Funded?

The Wheatland Road Multimodal Corridor Plan is funded using a federal transportation grant supplied by the Salem Keizer Area Transportation Study (SKATS), which is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Salem-Keizer-Turner area.  For the study, $191,000 in federal funds are being used, with a local match of $21,861 from the City of Keizer.

Community Feedback

Virtual Open House #1 – Existing Conditions – February/March 2021 

Virtual Open House #2 – Design Alternatives – Summer 2021 (information to come)

Please use this LINK to a virtual map to identify issues/concerns and send us a comment.

Contact

If you have any questions or comments about the project, please reach out to the contacts below: