SW Moody Avenue closes Sept. 12-30 for light rail construction


Track installation in South Waterfront will detour all vehicles and disrupt the Portland Streetcar 

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project construction will temporarily close SW Moody Avenue in the South Waterfront area September 12-30. The closure along SW Moody is south of Sheridan Street and approximately one block north of the Ross Island Bridge. The Portland Streetcar will not operate in the area, and instead shuttle buses will provide alternative service. TriMet bus lines 35 and 36 will be detoured southbound. The west sidewalk will be closed until Oct. 18, and pedestrians and bicyclists will be directed to the east sidewalk on Moody Avenue.  

SW Moody Avenue near the construction zone will be closed starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 through midnight on Monday, Sept. 30.

  • Motor vehicle access north of the closed section of Moody is recommended from River Parkway via Naito Parkway and Harbor Drive; motor vehicle access south of the closed section of Moody is recommended via SW Bancroft Street and SW Bond Avenue. For detour maps visit trimet.org/pm/construction
  • Southbound bus lines 35-Macadam/Greeley and 36-South Shore will be detoured out of South Waterfront, missing stops along SW River Parkway and Moody. Northbound buses are not affected. For bus route information visit www.trimet.org/alerts
  • Shuttle buses will replace Portland Streetcar between SW River Parkway & Moody and SW Lowell & Bond stations. For shuttle bus information, visit www.trimet.org/alerts
  • The east sidewalk on SW Moody Avenue will curve around the construction zone, so all pedestrians and bicyclists are encouraged to travel slowly through the area. 

Construction crews will install light rail tracks across SW Moody between the Harbor structure and the future South Waterfront/SW Moody Ave MAX Station. The light rail tracks will be tied into streetcar tracks—the current Portland Streetcar SW Moody & Meade stop will be steps away from the MAX station when the light rail project opens in September 2015.

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.