Traffic on Holgate Boulevard reduced to one lane in each direction between SE 15th and 18th avenues


Drivers should expect long delays during sewer construction project

Starting Wednesday, September 19, Southeast Holgate Boulevard will be narrowed to one lane in each direction between 15th and 18th avenues. The traffic restrictions are expected to last four to six weeks as crews replace a sewer line for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project. Motorists should expect long delays. Learn about other construction updates at

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project

The 7.3-mile project is the region’s sixth MAX construction project to be built and will extend from the terminus of the MAX Green and Yellow lines at Portland State University in Downtown Portland to the South Waterfront, Southeast Portland, Milwaukie and North Clackamas County.

About the project:

  • 7.3 miles
  • 10 stations
  • The first of its kind multi-modal bridge over the Willamette River that will carry light rail, buses, bikes, pedestrians and a future Portland Streetcar extension, but no private vehicles.
  • Opens in September 2015
  • Expands the MAX system to 60 miles and 97 stations

Economic benefits of Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project

The project is creating up to 14,500 direct and indirect jobs. As of Sept. 10, the project has generated 1,939 direct jobs and contracted with 263 companies.

Project partners

Clackamas County, Metro, City of Milwaukie, Multnomah County, City of Oregon City, Oregon Department of Transportation, City of Portland, Portland Development Commission and TriMet.

For more information about the project, visit