City of Salem – 12/28/21 4:00 PM
Salem, Ore. — UPDATE: River Road S has been reopened after a 6-day closure due to a landslide that occurred on December 23rd, 2021. City crews, with the assistance of local contractors, finished the necessary excavation of the hillside, removed the fallen debris, and repaired the fencing along the impacted area on Tuesday, December 28th, 2021. At this time, engineering consultants have determined that the roadway is safe for public use.
River Road South was initially closed after a landslide was reported blocking the north and southbound lanes in the early morning hours. The street has been closed to all traffic from Owens St. SE to Minto Island Road SE due to further slide concerns impacting local neighborhoods and business access. Heavy rains and saturated soils were contributing factors for the landslide and street closure.
The City of Salem would like to thank the residents who use this roadway for their patience as these repairs were completed.