Salem Resilience Plan: Community Feedback Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete our survey. By taking it, you are helping us make the first move toward building a more flood resilient City. This means we are dedicated to becoming more prepared, ready to respond, able to cope and recover from flood events – and we can’t do it without you.

The Engineering Department is responsible for the management of engineering and construction projects throughout the City. Other responsibilities:

  • Erosion and Sediment Control Administration and Inspection
  • Construction Inspection
  • City Mapping, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and GPS (Global Positioning Systems)
  • Engineering Design
  • Site Plan Review
  • Surveying
  • Water and Sewer Line Location
  • Stormwater and MS4 Program Administration
  • Road and Bridge Maintenance

Note: Contractors must have a valid business license in order to obtain a permit. Please visit the City of Salem Commissioner of the Revenue site for business license requirements or call 540-375-3019.

Note: A Right-Of-Way permit (PDF) must be obtained before performing any work within the existing City of Salem Right-Of-Way.

Road Maintenance

The City of Salem is responsible for maintaining all the roads within the city limits. Annually, all roads are analyzed, evaluated, and assigned a condition rating. Based on these ratings, streets are prioritized and a maintenance schedule is generated. Work is generally performed in the Spring and Summer months.

2022 to 2023 Paving Maintenance List

  • Bellevue Avenue (entire road)
  • Camelot Drive (entire road)
  • Captain Drive (entire road)
  • Hemlock Road (Glendon Road to Lynchburg Turnpike)
  • Hillmount Drive (entire road)
  • Kerner Drive (Idaho St to apartment complex entrance)
  • McCauley Avenue (entire road)
  • Mill Lane (Railroad tracks to W Riverside Dr)
  • Mountain Avenue (Rice Avenue to W Riverside Dr)
  • North Bruffey Street (entire road - must be done while school is out)
  • Otter Avenue (both sections)
  • Piedmont Avenue (Eddy Avenue to W Riverside Dr)
  • Point Pleasant Avenue (entire road)
  • Poplar Avenue (entire road)
  • Rutledge Drive (entire road)
  • Spartan Drive (W Main St to High School Entrance - must be done while school is out)
  • Springfield Avenue (entire road)
  • Valleyview Avenue (entire road)
  • West Riverside Drive (Mill Lane to Piedmont)
  • Woodlawn Avenue (both sections)