City of Salem Construction Updates

Due to city of Salem ongoing construction and road improvements on Canal Street, the university recommends the following routes to avoid possible traffic congestion and road closures.

From Route 128 via Lowell Street Exit:

  • Follow Lowell Street into downtown Peabody
  • Lowell Street turns into Main Street which turns into Boston Street in Salem
  • Continue straight on Boston Street until it ends
  • Turn right on Essex Street
  • At first set of lights, turn left onto Jackson Street
  • At the end of Jackson Street, turn right on Jefferson Avenue
  • Follow Jefferson Avenue to Loring Avenue
  • Turn left for Central and North Campus, bear right for South Campus
  • For North Campus, bear right at the next light to stay on Loring Avenue
  • For O’Keefe, bear left at the next light and head down Canal Street, turn right onto Forest Avenue

From Beverly via Beverly/Salem Bridge. (Route 107)

  • Take Bridge Street Bypass Road (Route 107)
  • Turn left onto Washington Street
  • Continue on Washington, at second traffic light (Domino’s in front of you), turn right, continue to stop sign. 
  • After stopping, turn left onto Margin, which becomes Jefferson Avenue
  • At end of Jefferson is Loring Avenue
  • For Central and North Campus, turn left and then bear right
  • For South Campus turn right onto Loring Ave
  • For O’Keefe, turn left and head down Canal Street, turn right onto Forest Avenue

From Peabody via North Street / Route 114

  • Follow North Street into downtown Salem.
  • For North Campus:
    • Follow Route 114 (North Street, left on Norman, Norman turns into New Derby, turn right on Lafayette Street) to North Campus
  • For Central and South Campus:
    • Follow Route 114 /North Street, turn right onto Essex Street
    • At third set of lights, turn left on Jefferson
    • At the end of Jefferson, is Loring Avenue
    • Turn left for Central and North Campus, bear right for South Campus
    • For O’Keefe, turn left and head down Canal Street, turn right onto Forest Avenue

Custom Driving Directions

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