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Sound Wall Fact Sheet (pdf, 950 KB)
Sound Wall Fact Sheet
(pdf, 950 KB)

The I-5 Kuebler Interchange project is located at the interchange of Interstate 5 at Kuebler Blvd. The project includes two phases:

Phase 1 will upgrade the existing interchange to support the area's planned expansion. The project is upgrading the interchange by adding new southbound on- and off-ramps and a third southbound lane between Kuebler Blvd. and Battle Creek Rd.

Phase 2 includes construction of a sound wall to mitigate noise impacts from I-5. ODOT will build a sound wall along the west side of I-5 between the Kuebler Blvd. interchange and the Battle Creek Rd. overcrossing.


Kuebler Boulevard is a major east-west corridor for the City of Salem, and the interchange provides a critical link to Interstate 5. The Mill Creek Corporate Center (MCCC), located northeast of the interchange, is a partnership between the State of Oregon and the City of Salem to create a major employment center on agricultural land previously owned by the Oregon Department of Corrections in southeast Salem. The interchange does not have sufficient capacity to support additional vehicle and freight traffic that will be generated by the redevelopment. This project will improve capacity.

Current Status

Phase 1 (the interchange): The project went to bid in March of 2015. K&E Construction was the low bidder at $9,614,775. Construction is now underway, including relocation of the stream, and earthwork to build up the area where the new SB off-ramp and SB loop on-ramp will be relocated. Once this area comes up to final elevation it will be allowed to settle over the winter. Work on the rest of the SB on-ramp will continue intermittently through the winter as weather allows, with final grading, paving, and signal work completed in 2016.

Phase 2 (a sound wall along I-5 in the southwest quadrant of the interchange) is scheduled to be constructed in 2017 after the interchange is completed.

As of August 2018 both related projects are complete.

Additional Information

Funding Sources


Project Schedule

Phase 1: Interchange Upgrade


Right of Way
Acquisition Start

Construction Start

Construction End

September 2009 Fall 2011 Spring 2015 Fall 2016

Phase 2: Construct Sound Wall

Finalize Sound Wall Design

Prepare Site

Estimated Construction Start

Construction End

Spring 2016 Jan-Feb 2017 March 2017 Fall 2017