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Portland, West Segment
The West Segment of the project lies between Portland State University and the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge.
Updated December 6, 2013
The Portland Mall holiday construction moratorium will be in place from Saturday, November 23, through January 1, 2014. SW 4th and 5th avenues, Naito Parkway, Harbor Drive and Moody Street will be open to vehicle traffic. Crews will continue to work in the area and on adjacent streets.
SW 5th Avenue
SW 5th Avenue remains open as crews conduct work at the light rail’s South Terminus. Intermittent flagging may occur as equipment and materials are delivered to the work site. Travel slowly in the area.
Civil construction related to the project is under way along SW Lincoln Street between SW 1st and 5th avenues in downtown Portland. Construction will take place from 7 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday–Friday. Flaggers will assist with local access; driveway and building access will be maintained.
- During the nights of Monday, December 9 and Tuesday December 10 at the intersection of SW 4th Avenue and Lincoln Street, crews will work on the overhead electrical system for the light rail. This night work will take place from 8 p.m.–5 a.m. Lane drops will occur and flaggers will direct traffic.
- During the nights of Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday December 12 at the intersection of SW 1st Avenue and Lincoln Street, crews will work on the overhead electrical system for the light rail. This night work will take place from 8 p.m.–5 a.m. Lane drops will occur and flaggers will direct traffic.
- Intermittent lane drops may occur on SW Lincoln Street between 1st and 5th avenues while crews work on the light rail platform, install pavement markings and pour sidewalks.
- Crews are completing work on the new art for the light rail station with lighting and landscaping. The north sidewalk on SW Lincoln Street may be intermittently closed throughout the duration of the work. Watch for flaggers and detour signs.
The Harbor Structure
The Harbor structure segment of the project is being built from SW Naito Parkway at Lincoln Street over several roadways in South Waterfront. Harbor structure construction map (564 KB PDF).
SW Moody Avenue at South Waterfront/SW Moody Ave Station site
The contractor for the Collaborative Life Sciences Building has closed the east sidewalk on SW Moody Avenue through early January. Pedestrians and bicyclists are directed to the newly restored west sidewalk.
Portland, East Segment
The East Segment of the project in Portland lies between the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge and the border between Multnomah and Clackamas counties.
Updated December 2, 2013
Typical construction hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. During construction some on-street parking spaces may be unavailable. Local access to driveways will be maintained. In some instances as noted below, tree removal will be necessary. Tree Preservation and Replacement (637 KB PDF)
Eastside Greenway Trail Detour
Through June 30, 2014, the Eastside Greenway trail is closed between SE Caruthers Street and OMSI while light rail crews reconstruct the trail and create the landside piers for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge. Pedestrians and cyclists are safely detoured to SE Water Avenue, which has sidewalks and bike lanes and connects directly to SE 4th Avenue and the Springwater trail. Pedestrians and cyclists can return to the Eastside Greenway trail at SE Clay Street. Please watch for signage. Eastside Greenway Trail detour map (416 KB PDF)
SE Water Avenue
Crews continue track construction on the east side of the newly aligned SE Water Avenue. Barricades are placed at SE 2nd Place (Old Water Avenue).
SE Division Street and SE Division Place
- Crews continue to perform minor work in the area of SE 8th Avenue at the track crossing south of Division Street along with Division Place and 9th Avenue. Pedestrians at the track crossing are detoured to the east sidewalk.
- Crews continue traffic signal work and public utility work on SE 11th and 12th avenues at the track crossings. Intermittent lane closures will continue through the end of December. The new traffic signals for 11th and 12th avenues, and Clinton and Gideon Streets will be turned on at a later date. In the meantime, gates and bells remain at the track crossings, and there are stop signs for traffic on Clinton and Gideon streets. Westbound cyclists and pedestrians crossing the tracks at Clinton Street should follow signs to stay on sidewalks. Eastbound cyclists can use sidewalks or streets.
SE Gideon Street/16th Avenue & Brooklyn Street Pedestrian Bridge Permanent Detour
The pedestrian bridge spanning the existing railroad tracks between SE Gideon Street and SE 16th Avenue at Brooklyn Street has been demolished because its west landing was in the path of the light rail tracks. A new fully accessible pedestrian route has been identified. Gideon Street/SE 16th Avenue Permanent Detour Map (90 KB PDF)
SE 17th Avenue and Powell Boulevard
- Northbound SE 17th Avenue is now open onto westbound SE Powell Boulevard, with new, wide sidewalks for cyclists and pedestrians.
- Sidewalks on both sides of SE Powell Boulevard are open.
- SE Powell Boulevard is narrowed to one lane near the railroad overpass intermittently between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Access to driveways and side streets are not affected.
SE 17th Avenue
- Between SE Pershing Street and McLoughlin Boulevard, traffic on SE 17th Avenue may be reduced to one lane (two-way access provided by flagger), and some bus stops and sections of sidewalks may be closed. Access between 17th Avenue and some side streets may be closed during work hours. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should follow detour signage.
- SE Mall Street is closed at the west side of 17th Avenue through January for civil construction.
- SE Pardee Street is closed at the west side of 17th Avenue through January for civil construction.
SE McLoughlin Boulevard
- SE 18th Avenue is permanently closed at McLoughlin Boulevard, but remains accessible via Schiller Street or Holgate Boulevard.
- The shoulder lane is closed on northbound SE McLoughlin Boulevard at Tacoma Street, where crews are working on the bridges that will carry light rail trains over the on/off ramp for northbound McLoughlin Boulevard at Tacoma Street and over Johnson Creek.
- On the nights of December 4 and 5, between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., the ramp for northbound SE McLoughlin Boulevard at Tacoma Street will be narrowed to one lane with a flagger directing traffic while crews remove the temporary decking on the underside of the light rail bridge.
Milwaukie and north Clackamas County
This portion of the project lies between the border separating Multnomah and Clackamas counties and the SE Park Ave Station, the project's south terminus.
Updated December 2, 2013
Normal construction work is allowed in the City of Milwaukie from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. and on Saturday through Sunday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
In Clackamas County, normal construction hours are Monday through Saturday 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Additional Downtown Construction
City of Milwaukie crews are performing utility and roadway construction throughout downtown Milwaukie. These crews are not managed by TriMet. To obtain the most up to date information on City of Milwaukie construction projects, please call 503-786-7555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. City project information is listed under the “PROJECTS” tab on the city’s homepage.
Milwaukie North Industrial Area (Springwater Corridor to Highway 224)
- Crews continue to build the Tillamook Bridge railing and retaining walls.
- Excavation for the light rail track is taking place between SE Mailwell Road and Harrison Street.
Downtown Milwaukie (Highway 224 to Lake Road)
- Private utility work is taking place in downtown Milwaukie. Crews are removing poles and relocating overheard lines underground. Flaggers are directing motorists and pedestrians around the work zone.
- Crews are performing utility work in the light rail trackway between SE Harrison and Monroe streets. This work continues through early December.
- The week of December 2, crews will begin to install protective fencing along SE Monroe Street.
- On the west side SE 21st Avenue between Washington Street and Lake Road, crews are finishing utility work.
- SE Adams Street east of 21st Street has reopened to traffic.
Kellogg Structure Construction
- SE Lake Road is closed at the Kellogg railroad trestle bridge. SE Main Street has been made into a cul-de-sac north of the trestle bridge and the U.S. Post Office mail drop-off boxes are moved to the center of the street. This closure will remain in place until late 2013.
- Crews continue to build the Milwaukie/Main St. station platform, retaining walls and Kellogg Bridge.
Trolley Trail Detour
- Pedestrians and bicyclists on the Trolley Trail are detoured between SE Park Avenue and River Road through 2014. The current detour remains in place until the Trolley Trail opens in later 2014. Trolley Trail detour (10 MB PDF)
- SE 26th Avenue at McLoughlin Boulevard is permanently closed.
- Crews are excavating the light rail guideway and conducting retaining wall and utility work adjacent to the Trolley Trail.
Through mid-December, crews are conducting utility work across SE Park Avenue west of McLoughlin Boulevard. As part of the work, Park Avenue is temporarily reduced to one lane with flaggers directing two-way traffic. Pedestrians are detoured around the work area and one sidewalk on Park Avenue remains open.
Construction on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge began July 1, 2011, with in-water work. The first phase of construction includes creation of temporary work bridges and the placement of cofferdams around the sites where the bridge tower foundations will be constructed.