Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project construction update

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SE 8th Avenue south of Division Street is scheduled to reopen to auto, bike and foot traffic early next week as key construction on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project is completed. A three-week temporary closure of 8th, 11th and 12th avenues allowed crews to work around the clock, improving crossings over existing railroad tracks and the future light rail alignment. SE 11th and 12 avenues reopened on Aug. 5. The extra work days for SE 8th Avenue is needed to install and activate a traffic signal.