Traffic impacted along SW Lincoln in Downtown Portland for a month due to light rail construction

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Intersection at SW Lincoln and 4th Avenue reconstructed between Oct. 8-Nov. 2

Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, traffic in the area of SW Lincoln and 4th Avenue will be impacted for a month due to Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project construction. The intersection of SW 4th Avenue and Lincoln Street is being rebuilt now that utility relocation work has been completed.

Traffic impacts

  • SW Lincoln Street will be local access only between 1st and 4th avenues for the entire four-week period (Oct. 8-Nov. 2).
  • Oct. 8-17: right turns will not be permitted from 4th Avenue onto Lincoln Street.
  • Oct. 8-17: all westbound buses on Lincoln Street will be rerouted to SW Harrison.
  • Oct. 18, starting at 7 a.m. through Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.: the I-405 ramp 1B to SW 4th Avenue will be closed. All buses on Lincoln will be rerouted to SW Harrison.
  • Nov. 1-2: eastbound buses on Lincoln will be rerouted to SW Harrison.

While the work is scheduled between Oct. 8 and Nov. 2, the schedule could shift due to weather conditions.

Economic benefits of Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project

The project is creating up to 14,500 direct and indirect jobs. As of September 10, 2012, the project has generated 1,939 direct jobs and contracted with 263 companies.

About the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project

The 7.3-mile project is the region’s sixth MAX construction project to be built and extends from the terminus of the MAX Green and Yellow lines at Portland State University in Downtown Portland to South Waterfront, SE 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

Project partners

The Federal Transit Administration, 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.