Water line installation to affect Naito Parkway traffic


Drivers should expect delays Sept. 18 through Oct. 5 during phase one of a water line installation related to light rail construction

Traffic on a section of Naito Parkway in downtown Portland will be periodically restricted weekdays for the next few weeks as a water line installation gets underway for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project. Phase one begins tomorrow, Sept. 18, and runs through Oct. 5 with work being done between Caruthers and Lincoln streets.

Lane closures

  • Tuesday, Sept. 18: one northbound lane will be closed 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Weekdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 5: one southbound lane will be closed 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This first phase of the water line installation will be done and the roadway cleaned and paved in time for the Portland Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 7. Further closures will be pending for phase two of the work. Learn about other construction updates at trimet.org/pm/construction.

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 trimet.org/pm.