Stretches of Salem streets will close for May Day marches

2018 May Day March route Salem

SALEM, Ore. – A planned May Day rally will close several streets in downtown Salem and around the State Capitol area on Tuesday, May 1.

The City of Salem says at 10 a.m., the following streets will close:

  • Court Street NE between 12th Street NE and Cottage Street NE
  • Waverly Street NE between Court Street NE and State Street
  • Winter Street NE between Court Street NE and Chemeketa Street NE
  • Capitol Street NE between Court Street NE and Chemeketa Street NE

At 1 p.m., the following additional street segments will close:

  • Cottage Street NE between Court Street NE and State Street
  • State Street between Church Street and 12th Street
  • Winter Street SE between State Street and Ferry Street SE
  • Capitol Street NE between Chemeketa Street NE and Center Street NE
  • Winter Street NE between Chemeketa Street NE and Center Street NE
  • Chemeketa Street NE between Capitol Street NE and Cottage Street NE

The march will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will travel along the following route:

  1. Begin on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol Building
  2. Move west on Court Street NE
  3. Turn south on Cottage Street NE
  4. Turn east on State Street
  5. Turn north on Waverly Street NE
  6. Turn west on Court Street NE
  7. Turn north on Capitol Street NE
  8. Turn west on Center Street NE
  9. Turn south on Winter Street NE
  10. Turn west on Chemeketa Street NE
  11. Turn left (south) on Cottage Street NE
  12. Turn left (east) on Court Street NE
  13. Proceed back to the front steps of the Oregon State Capitol Building

Salem officials ask drivers to avoid the area or expect delays. All streets should reopen by 3 p.m.

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