TriMet plans bus detours at Clackamas Town Center during last shopping days before Christmas

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Detours out of the parking lot help buses avoid possible delays

TriMet will once again detour 10 bus lines at Clackamas Town Center during the final shopping days before Christmas. The agency routes the buses around the parking lot, rather than through it to avoid anticipated congestion and delays on what are normally busy holiday shopping days at the mall. Removing buses reduces traffic for shoppers while allowing buses to stay on schedule. Buses have been delayed up to two hours in years past.

Detours – lines 28, 29, 30, 31, 71, 72, 79, 152, 155, 156

Buses will not serve the Clackamas Town Center Transit Center (stop ID 13248) and the Clackamas Town Center Mall stops (stop IDs 12921 and 12922) near the movie theater from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday through Monday, Dec. 21 – 24

The same detours will be in affect the day after Christmas, Wednesday, Dec. 26, since that is traditionally a busy shopping day as well.

Detoured buses will travel on Monterey Avenue and serve a temporary stop on Monterey near the mall’s parking lot entrance by the movie theater. Temporary stops will be posted in both directions.

MAX/Bus riders

To connect bus riders with the MAX Green Line, buses will serve a temporary stop at the SE Fuller Road MAX Station, about a five-minute ride from Clackamas Town Center. Riders who normally transfer between MAX and buses at the Clackamas Transit Center can do so at the Fuller Road Station or walk about a half mile between the temporary stop on Monterey Avenue and the Clackamas Transit Center.

Signs will be posted at the Clackamas Town Center Transit Center directing waiting riders to the temporary bus stop. Signs will also be up at the Fuller Road Station as well, alerting riders to the change. Train operators will also make announcements at the two stops.

Plan ahead

TriMet’s online trip planner makes it easy to plan a trip, with information on travel and walk times, transfers and cost. Visit trimet.org, or m.trimet.org for smartphones.