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Chemeketa: Eriksen/Scarlet Corridor Project, Phase 2

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Hi everyone-

I'm back to share the completion of the eastern portion of the Eriksen-Scarlet Corridor Project in Chemeketa.


Eriksen-Scarlet Corridor Project, Phase 2

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When we left off last time, the section of Eriksen Drive NE between Ashcroft Street NE and the S-curve had been widened to 4 travel lanes. This is the east end of that phase, right before the intersection with Scarlet Street NE (facing north).

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A section of the new alignment has been built, but not connected. The western portion of Eriksen (widened in Phase 1) will be curved to align with the southern segment of Scarlet. The eastern segment of Eriksen will T into these two segments (facing east).

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The roadway has been closed off for further construction. The northern segment of Scarlet, which is a minor residential collector, is now accessed from a T-intersection off the eastern segment of Eriksen (facing east).

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The eastern segment of Eriksen is now connected into the realignment (facing east).

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This new segment is now open, and lighting and landscaping have been addressed (facing east).

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A little detour along the northern segment of Scarlet--another "starpoint" roundabout (facing north).

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Here's along the southern segment of Scarlet, in its old alignment, as it intersects 52nd Avenue NE. As you can see, it's pretty jammed with just 2 travel lanes. The roadway will be moved 100 feet west (facing north).

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Here's where the widened roadway currently dumps onto the old southern segment of Scarlet (facing north).

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Back at the 52nd/Scarlet intersection. The median area on 52nd has been paved further to accommodate the new intersection (facing north).

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Further work at the intersection. Left turns have been restricted off 52nd in the interim (facing north).

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The realigned segment has been built from Eriksen down to 52nd (facing north). The segment south of 52nd still needs to be realigned.

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The segment south of 52nd has been closed off (facing north).

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The segment south of 52nd has now been re-built. This is the rebuilt intersection at 49th Way NE. You can see the old alignment of Scarlet on the left (facing north).

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The rebuilt intersection of 52nd/Scarlet is now full open (facing north). Some remnants of construction staging remain.

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And here's the finished product, with some new commercial development in the area (facing north).

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Here's a map showing how the area is set up now.

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That does it for this project here in Tarkusian Cities--we'll have a bit of a change of pace next update, though I can't yet reveal what that'll entail. Only 4 more updates until Update 100 arrives!

-Tarkus

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I always like taking a look at your CJ and I always come away with new ideas for road layouts. I especially like how you blend in FAR roads this time. Great map too!

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