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Overview

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The Interstate 5 at Kuebler Road, Phase II (Mill Creek) Project will improve 3,750 feet of Aumsville Highway SE within the Mill Creek Corporate Center (MCCC) boundary to a three-lane section including a center turn lane and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. In addition, the intersection at Kuebler Boulevard SE will be expanded requiring modifications to the traffic signal.

The Mill Creek Corporate Center (MCCC )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 City has adopted the necessary comprehensive plan and zoning designations to permit development of the agricultural property and has created an urban renewal area (URA) to assist with the completion of infrastructure improvements necessary to support the development.

The MCCC is approximately 650 acres in size, making it Oregon's largest industrial park along the Interstate 5 corridor. Over 200 acres of the park are already certified as a State industrial, “ shovel ready ” site. Development on a portion of the property is underway. When completed, the MCCC is expected to:

  • Create more than 5,000 "family wage" jobs in the MCCC;
  • Generate hundreds of millions in private investment in the local economy;
  • Transfer 650 acres from public to private ownership; and
  • Create over 100 acres of wetlands and open space.

Access to I-5 is provided by Kuebler Boulevard SE. The URA has identified several transportation improvements that are necessary to provide an appropriate level of access to I-5. Within the MCCC area, Aumsville Highway SE is a major east-west route providing direct access to the property east of its intersection with Kuebler Boulevard SE. The existing Aumsville Highway SE is a substandard two-lane street with roadside ditches. It does not have sufficient existing capacity to support additional vehicular and freight traffic that will be generated by redevelopment.

Benefits

These improvements will provide safe access to future tenants, employees, and users of the MCCC. The project will have the ancillary benefit of improving access and safety for major public facilities in the vicinity including the Marion County Jail, Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Center, and Corban University.

Current Status

The Project is complete. ODOT and the City of Salem completed the final acceptance walk-through.

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August 2011 March 2012 January 2013 Winter 2013/Spring 2014