Salem has very strong traffic counts due to our location at the intersection of Interstate 57 and US Highway 50, which total more than 34,000 vehicles per day (IDOT, 2013 counts). In 2013 vehicles were counted exiting I-57 at Salem at a rate of 22.26%, which both compares favorably to neighboring communities but also indicates some room for growth. While other regional communities may boast access to two interstates and multiple exit ramps, motorists exiting at Salem are funneled into town from ONE exit ramp to ONE interstate business district. In other words, if you exit at Salem, there’s only one place to go.
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