You've probably followed the saga of Courthouse Square. Right now it needs a 25 million dollar solution.
But there's another project in town that proponents say needs a 200 - 700 million dollar solution. And many people haven't heard much about it at all - at least the specifics this time around.
The second and final Open House and Public Hearing for the Salem River Crossing is Thursday from 3pm - 7pm. It's really important that Salemites be informed on such a large project and gigantic budget.
draft Environmental Impact Statement.
Whether you think this is a project Salem desperately needs or is an unwise vision of overbuilding out of step with the likely future in 2050, surely we all agree that any project with a cost of nearly a billion dollars, funded with taxes and tolls, deserves the highest level of public scrutiny.