Light rail construction to narrow SE Powell Blvd on four Saturdays beginning Oct. 26


Lane restrictions are between SE 12th and 22nd avenues

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project construction in SE Portland will temporarily restrict SE Powell Blvd between SE 12th and 22nd avenues to one lane in each direction on four Saturdays beginning October 26.

Lane restrictions will occur between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and allow crews to remove the temporary decking from the new Powell Blvd overpasses. During this activity, sidewalks on Powell will also be closed on one side at a time. The Saturday work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 16.  

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 that will carry light rail, buses, bikes, pedestrians and a future Portland Streetcar extension, but no private vehicles.
  • Opens Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
  • Expands the MAX system to 60 miles and 97 stations  

Project partners
The Federal Transit Administration, State of Oregon, Clackamas County, Metro, City of Milwaukie, Multnomah County, City of Oregon City, Oregon Department of Transportation, City of Portland, Portland Development Commission and TriMet.