Light rail construction to narrow SE McLoughlin Blvd overnight in Milwaukie beginning Nov. 18

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Crews will place steel girders over SE 22nd, Bluebird and River Road requiring evening lane restrictions for seven nights

Starting tonight at 7 p.m., Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project construction in Milwaukie will temporarily restrict traffic lanes on SE McLoughlin Blvd as crews place 14 steel girders for the Kellogg light rail bridge. The girders will be placed over SE 22nd Avenue, SE Bluebird Street and SE River Road overnight on the evenings of Nov. 18-22 and Nov. 25 and 26.

Construction will take place between 7 p.m.–7 a.m. Traffic on SE 22nd Avenue, SE Bluebird Street and SE River Road will be detoured in the area as girders are placed over each roadway. Southbound traffic will be shifted to the east during the work. If necessary, construction may also occur on Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. TriMet has applied for a noise variance from the City of Milwaukie.

About the Kellogg Bridge
The Kellogg Bridge is a 1670 feet, multi-span steel tub girder bridge that will carry light rail trains over Kellogg Lake, SE McLoughlin Blvd/Hwy 99E and SE 22nd Avenue, SE Bluebird Street and SE River Road in Milwaukie. The bridge includes 34 steel tub girders fabricated at American Bridge Manufacturing in Reedsport, Oregon.

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.