Small segment of northbound SE 17th Avenue closed July 14-16 for light rail construction

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Vehicles and buses detoured northbound between Center and Rhine streets; sidewalks remain open

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project construction in SE Portland will temporarily close northbound SE 17th Avenue from Center Street to Rhine Street July 14-16, with no through access onto westbound Powell Boulevard. Motorists will be detoured to McLoughlin Boulevard at Holgate Boulevard.

Bus lines 17 and 70 will be detoured to Milwaukie Avenue via Center Street. Sidewalks will be open on the west side of 17th Avenue and on the 17th/Powell overcrossing, including connections to Powell Boulevard. Riders should expect minimal delays during this detour.

About the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project
The 7.3-mile project is the region’s sixth MAX construction project and will improve transit in this corridor that 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 in the U.S. will carry light rail and streetcar trains, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians, 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.