SE 17th Avenue closed at McLoughlin Boulevard to northbound traffic Oct. 14 – Nov. 8 for light rail construction

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Track crossing installation between McLoughlin Boulevard and Schiller Street will detour northbound traffic

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project construction in SE Portland will temporarily close the northbound travel lane of SE 17th Avenue between McLoughlin Boulevard and Schiller Street, October 14-November 8. Crews will install track that will allow the light rail route to transition between the center of SE 17th Avenue and an off-street alignment east of McLoughlin Blvd.

Northbound traffic will be detoured onto McLoughlin Boulevard. Northbound Line 70 buses will be detoured to Milwaukie Avenue via Insley and Schiller streets. Southbound access will be maintained. For bus route information visit www.trimet.org/alerts.

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.