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Chemeketa: Wallace Corridor Project, Part 2

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Well, after a lengthy hiatus, I'm back with more Tarkusian Cities. We'll be returning to the Wallace Corridor Project to look at the upgrades to the Wallace Road interchange with Highway 36 just west of downtown Chemeketa, and the new Wallace Road bridge over the Willamette River--subprojects A, B and C on the map.

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When we left off last time, Wallace Road's overpass at Highway 36 had just bit the wrecking ball. Here, you can see things have progressed a little further. The groundwork is being laid for a sort of mini-Collector/Distributor lane system for Highway 36 eastbound. (facing east).

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Meanwhile, while that's being done, the overpass is being continued across the freeway. (facing east)

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This is on the other side of the interchange, heading toward downtown. More Collector/Distributor work going on (facing east), with work on an elevated section.

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Retaining walls and landscaping starting to take shape on the newly widened stretch of Wallace, now all connected to the overpass. (facing east)

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This is across the river near Downtown Vivien Heights. The bridge toward the top of the image is the existing Wallace Road bridge--as you can see, it's a mere 2 lane structure. That crane there is in place to build a temporary bridge one block to the west, lining up with Smith Street (facing east).

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The temporary Smith Street span is in place. (facing east)

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The existing Wallace Road span has been demolished to make way for a new 4-lane structure, matching the width of the improved segment of Wallace Road south of the river. (facing east)

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Various work involving rebuilding Exit 69B (Downtown via the Commerce/Division Street couplet). The ramps are being lengthened and realigned to accommodate the new C/D setup from the Wallace Road project to the west (facing east). As you can see, Downtown Chemeketa's really grown quite a bit.

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Back to check on Exit 69A--the Wallace Road interchange. The new mini C/D setup is in place for eastbound Highway 36, allowing for a) traffic heading to downtown to bypass the Wallace Road exit, b) allowing Wallace Road traffic to enter the freeway without weaving, c) allowing Wallace Road traffic to access the downtown exit without having to get on the mainline of the freeway. This segment here is just east of the Wallace Road interchange. (facing east)

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The new interchange is open for traffic now. (facing west)

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Another angle of the improved interchange. A sound wall was put on the south side to minimize disruption to the residential area there. (facing south)

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The new Wallace Road bridge, in place. (facing north)

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The west side of the Wallace Road interchange, after completion. (facing east)

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That does it for this part of the project. We'll be looking at Subproject E, the Halvorson Road widening, as part of the next update, and some additional work on Subprojects A and C after that.

-Alex

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Yes, it seems the ST CJ section doesn't like BBCode Image tags for some odd reason.  Should be all fixed now, though.

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i like how you show picture by picture of the construction process! :D i think you've done a great job in this!

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