Weekend construction for Portland-Milwaukie light rail to disrupt downtown rail service on Transit Mall

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Electrical work affects MAX and Portland Streetcar service; alternative service available

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project construction in downtown Portland will temporarily disrupt MAX Green and Yellow lines on SW 5th and 6th avenues and Portland Streetcar NS Line between downtown and South Waterfront this weekend. Starting around 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. on both Sat., June 28 and Sun., June 29, crews will splice existing electrical wire to allow for the tie-in of the new MAX Orange Line (Portland-Milwaukie line) at the Jackson Street terminus of the Portland Transit Mall.

MAX Green and Yellow service impacts
On Saturday and Sunday nights, from about 7:30 p.m. until the end of service, MAX Green and Yellow lines will run on SW Morrison and Yamhill streets to the SW 11th Avenue terminus instead of on SW 5th & 6th avenues. Regular bus service and shuttle buses will provide alternative service along the Transit Mall. Shuttle buses will stop at all MAX Stations along 5th and 6th avenues and will also drop off and pick up riders at the Rose Quarter Transit Center.

Portland Streetcar NS Line service impacts
On Saturday and Sunday nights, from about 7:30 p.m. until the end of service, Portland Streetcar NS Line will be replaced by shuttle buses between SW 10th and Clay in downtown, and SW Lowell and Bond in South Waterfront. Three stops will be closed: SW 1st and Harrison southbound, SW 5th and Montgomery, and SW Mill and Park. Riders getting on at OHSU Commons can board at the temporary shuttle stop on SW Moody and Gibbs. Signs will be posted directing riders on where to board shuttle buses.

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 with 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.