Light rail construction to close McLoughlin Blvd/Hwy 99E June 12-15


6/13/2015 Update: McLoughlin Boulevard/Hwy 99E has reopened as of 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 13 as crews finished their work way ahead of schedule.

Detour between SE Washington and SE River Road/Bluebird streets will maintain local access

McLoughlin Boulevard/Hwy 99E will be closed south of SE Washington Street and north of SE River Road/Bluebird Street from 10 p.m. Friday, June 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 15. The weekend closure will allow crews to make adjustments to the Kellogg light rail bridge. Work will take place around the clock to minimize impacts and complete the work in the shortest time possible. Construction outside normal hours is approved under a City of Milwaukie noise variance (503-786-7500).

• Local access to businesses and Milwaukie Riverfront Park will be maintained.
• Motorists should plan for extra travel time and follow detour signs to minimize delay.
• Some turning movements will be restricted in order to keep traffic flowing more efficiently.
• Bus Line 33-McLoughlin will be detoured to SE Oatfield Road via Park Avenue; riders should plan extra travel time. Visit for details.
• The Trolley Trail’s current route will not be affected.
• View the detour maps for more information.

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 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.