Avoid the I-84 closure and congestion; hop on the MAX

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MAX runs on its own right of way, getting you from Gateway Transit Center to downtown Portland in just about 25 minutes

The Interstate 84 face-lift continues this weekend as Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) crews repave a roughly 5.5 mile stretch between Interstate 5 and Interstate 205. TriMet’s MAX Light Rail is the best way to avoid the closure and the congestion on nearby arterials.

This weekend ODOT will close all westbound lanes of I-84 between I-5 and I-205 from 10 p.m. Friday, July 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22. MAX Blue, Green and Red lines run alongside I-84 on the dedicated light rail right of way, providing the easiest and fastest way around the closure. It takes just about 25 minutes to ride from Gateway Transit to Pioneer Courthouse Square. The Red line continues west out of downtown to Beaverton Transit Center and the Blue Line runs all the way west to Hillsboro.

Park and ride

TriMet provides multiple free 24-hour Park and Ride locations. Consider using the Sunset Transit Center Park and Ride, which serves the MAX Blue and Red lines, on the west side or the Gateway Transit Center Park and Ride on, which serves the Blue, Green and Red lines, on the east side. Other outlying park and ride options include:

  • Blue Line
    • E 122nd Ave/Menlo Park
    • E 181st Ave
    • Gresham City Hall
    • Cleveland Ave
    • Nine others on west side between Hillsboro and Sunset Transit Center
  • Green Line
    • SE Main St
    • SE Powell Blvd
    • SE Holgate Blvd
    • SE Fuller Rd
    • Clackamas Town Center
  • Red Line
    •  Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center

For Park and Ride information go to trimet.org/parkandride.

Plan ahead

TriMet has many useful tools to help you plan your outing. Use TriMet’s Trip Planner to help map out your route or visit m.trimet.org on your smartphone. Purchase tickets online at trimet.org or pick up tickets when you’re at the grocery store. More than 100 neighborhood retail outlets including most grocery stores and the TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square sell TriMet fares.

Get more information about ODOT’s I-84 paving project and closures at www.i84paving.org,  www.tripcheck.com or on the project hotline at 503‐731‐4663.