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Portland, West Segment
The West Segment of the project lies between Portland State University and the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge.
Updated March 7, 2014
SW 5th and 6th Avenues
Crews are working on road improvements on 5th Avenue near Columbia Street and on SW 6th Avenue near Market Street the week of March 10th. Bus stop 7594 (5th near Columbia) will be closed Monday, March 10 through Sunday, March 16, reopening first thing Monday, March 17. Bus stop 7772 (6th near Market) will be closed Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14, reopening Saturday, March 15. Please see signage in the bus shelters and service alerts at www.trimet.org to get information on what bus stops to use to access same bus lines while these stops are closed.
Civil construction related to the project is under way along SW Lincoln Street between SW 1st and 5th avenues in downtown Portland. Construction will take place from 7 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday–Friday. Flaggers will assist with local access; driveway and building access will be maintained.
Please Note: Wires for the overhead catenary system (OCS) have been installed along SW Lincoln Street. The wires should never be touched, and no one and no equipment should come within 10 feet of the wires. Any work planned within 10 feet of the overhead wires requires a permit through TriMet.
Crews will install railing at the Lincoln Street station. Pedestrian access remains open and vehicle traffic will be routed around work areas as needed.
Traffic signals at SW 5th Avenue and Lincoln Street and SW 2nd Avenue and Lincoln Street will be activated Tuesday, March 25.
SW Naito Parkway
Be aware of trucks and equipment entering and exiting the Harbor Structure from Naito Parkway as crews continue to work in the area. Some concrete paver installation is expected the week of March 10.
Traffic signal at Naito Parkway and Lincoln Street will be activated Tuesday, March 25.
The Harbor Structure/South Waterfront
The Harbor structure segment of the project is being built from SW Naito Parkway at Lincoln Street over several roadways in South Waterfront. Harbor structure construction map (564 KB PDF).
On SW Harbor Drive, intermittent lane closures may occur outside of commute hours while crews work on landscaping in the area.
On SW Sheridan Street, please watch for trucks and equipment entering and exiting the driveway on the north side of the street near Moody Avenue. Crews will be installing lighting above the multi-use path and paving the multi-use path under the Harbor Structure.
Crews will be performing some rail repair on SW Moody Avenue near Porter Street March 17–23. Two-way traffic will remain, but lane shifts will occur. Please watch flaggers and signage for directions. Portland Streetcar will operate normally March 17–21, but will serve customers with a shuttle bus on Saturday, March 22, and Sunday, March 23.
Portland, East Segment
The East Segment of the project in Portland lies between the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge and the border between Multnomah and Clackamas counties.
Updated March 10, 2014
Typical construction hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. During construction some on-street parking spaces may be unavailable. Local access to driveways will be maintained. In some instances as noted below, tree removal will be necessary. Tree Preservation and Replacement (637 KB PDF)
Eastside Greenway Trail Detour
Through June 30, 2014, the Eastside Greenway trail is closed between SE Caruthers Street and OMSI while light rail crews reconstruct the trail and create the landside piers for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge. Pedestrians and cyclists are safely detoured to SE Water Avenue, which has sidewalks and bike lanes and connects directly to SE 4th Avenue and the Springwater trail. Pedestrians and cyclists can return to the Eastside Greenway trail at SE Clay Street. Please watch for signage. Eastside Greenway Trail detour map (416 KB PDF)
SE Water Avenue
Crews continue track construction on the east side of the newly aligned SE Water Avenue. Barricades are placed at SE 2nd Place (Old Water Avenue).
Periodic flagging and sidewalk closures will take place on SE Water Avenue near Caruthers Street as crews work on traffic signals and the future light rail platform.
SE Division Street and SE Division Place
- Crews continue to perform minor work in the area of SE 8th Avenue at the track crossing south of Division Street along with Division Place and 9th Avenue. Pedestrians at the track crossing are detoured to the east sidewalk. Periodic flagging may occur.
- Crews continue traffic signal work and guideway work on SE 11th and 12th avenues at the track crossings. Intermittent lane closures are taking place. The new traffic signals for 11th and 12th avenues, and Clinton and Gideon Streets will be turned on at a later date. In the meantime, gates and bells remain at the track crossings, and there are stop signs for traffic on Clinton and Gideon streets. Westbound cyclists and pedestrians crossing the tracks at Clinton Street should follow signs to stay on sidewalks. Eastbound cyclists can use sidewalks or streets.
SE 17th Avenue and Powell Boulevard
The northbound 17th Avenue overpass will be narrowed outside of commute hours as crews continue to work on landscaping.
Beginning the week of March 17 and continuing through May, southbound SE 17th Avenue will be closed from Powell Boulevard to Rhine Street. In June, this closure will extend two blocks south to Rhone Street. Local access will be maintained for businesses. Northbound 17th Avenue and the sidewalks on the east side 17th Avenue in this area will remain open, including connections to Powell Boulevard. To facilitate local traffic circulation, new traffic signals at 17th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard will allow turns in all directions. Bus lines 17 and 70 heading south will be detoured to Milwaukie Avenue and Center Street. Southbound SE 17th Ave detour map (41 KB PDF)
SE 17th Avenue
- Between SE Pershing Street and McLoughlin Boulevard, traffic on SE 17th Avenue may be reduced to one lane (two-way access provided by flagger), and some bus stops and sections of sidewalks may be closed. Access between 17th Avenue and some side streets may be closed during work hours. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should follow detour signage.
- Lane shifts and closures will occur on SE Holgate Boulevard as crews work on traffic signals and striping.
During the week of March 17, southbound traffic on 17th Avenue between Boise Street and McLoughlin Boulevard will begin using the new southbound lane, west of the light rail tracks.
SE McLoughlin Boulevard
- Through March, there will be intermittent sidewalk and lane closures on the south side of SE McLoughlin Boulevard at 17th Avenue and on Mitchell Street while crews reconstruct sidewalks and curbs.
- SE 18th Avenue is permanently closed at McLoughlin Boulevard, but remains accessible via Schiller Street or Holgate Boulevard.
- The week of March 10, SE Harold Street at 17th Avenue will be narrowed as crews perform roadway striping. Flaggers will direct traffic around the work.
- The week of March 10, southbound SE Glenwood Street near Bybee Boulevard and 23rd Avenue will be narrowed as crews conduct utility work in the roadway. Flaggers will direct traffic around the work.
- Pedestrians on the Bybee Bridge are detoured to the north sidewalk through April while crews build a new sidewalk on the south side. The eastbound bike lane may be closed intermittently during work hours.
- The shoulder lane is closed on northbound SE McLoughlin Boulevard at Tacoma Street, where crews are working on the bridges that will carry light rail trains over the on/off ramp for northbound McLoughlin Boulevard at Tacoma Street and over Johnson Creek. Flaggers may direct traffic on the Tacoma ramp while work occurs in this area.
- On Saturday, March 15, there will be no access to or from northbound SE McLoughlin Boulevard at Tacoma Street as crews work on the light rail bridge. All northbound traffic will be detoured to 17th Avenue and Ochoco Street.
Milwaukie and north Clackamas County
This portion of the project lies between the border separating Multnomah and Clackamas counties and the SE Park Ave Station, the project's south terminus.
Updated March 10, 2014
Normal construction work is allowed in the City of Milwaukie from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. and on Saturday through Sunday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
In Clackamas County, normal construction hours are Monday through Saturday 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Milwaukie North Industrial Area (Springwater Corridor to Highway 224)
- Crews continue to build the Tillamook Bridge retaining walls and fencing.
- Crews are performing utility work at the north approach for the Tillamook Bridge and at the Mailwell Crossing through mid-March.
- Work on the light rail track is taking place between SE Mailwell Road and Harrison Street.
Downtown Milwaukie (Highway 224 to Lake Road)
- Through late March, SE 26th Avenue will be reduced to one lane with flaggers directing two-way traffic while crews perform roadway reconstruction. The east sidewalk will remain open.
- The week of March 10 on SE Harrison Street, shoulder closures may occur as crews install irrigation for landscaping.
- Crews are performing light rail track guideway work between SE Harrison and Monroe streets through late March. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed.
- The week of March 10, crews are reconstructing sidewalk on the north side of SE Monroe Street. Monroe Street will be intermittently reduced to one lane and flaggers will direct two-way traffic. This work is weather dependent.
- Work is taking place in the light rail trackway between SE Monroe and Washington streets through March. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed.
- Beginning the week of March 10, SE 21st Avenue between Jefferson and Washington streets will be closed to through traffic as crews work on the intersection at 21st Avenue and Washington Street. Local access only to 21st Avenue will be provided at Jefferson Street. Some parking spaces will be available on 21st Avenue for local business customers. The north side Washington Street at 21st Avenue will be closed. Flaggers will direct traffic and temporary pedestrian crossings will be in place. Intermittent lane shifts will occur on SE 21st Avenue between Washington Street and Lake Road.
- On SE Adams Street, crews will pave the Horton Building parking lot driveway. Vehicles will be directed to access the parking lot via SE 21st Avenue.
- On SE Adams Street, crews will install landscape planters. Traffic and pedestrians will be directed around the work as needed.
Kellogg Structure Construction
- SE Lake Road is closed at the Kellogg railroad trestle bridge. SE Main Street has been made into a cul-de-sac north of the trestle bridge and the U.S. Post Office mail drop-off boxes are moved to the center of the street. This closure will remain in place through 2014.
- Crews continue to build retaining walls and the Kellogg Bridge.
- Through early March on SE McLoughlin Boulevard between 22nd Avenue and River Road, one southbound lane is closed from 8:00 a.m. –3:30 p.m. and one northbound lane is closed from 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m. as crews perform work on the Kellogg Bridge deck.
- On Tuesday, March 11, crews will close SE 22nd Avenue between McLoughlin Boulevard and Bluebird Street from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a large one-day concrete pour for the Kellogg light rail bridge. This work is weather dependent.
- The week of March 10, SE River Road will be narrowed as crews conduct utility work. Flaggers will direct traffic around the construction area.
Trolley Trail Detour
- Pedestrians and bicyclists on the Trolley Trail are detoured between SE Park Avenue and River Road through 2014. The current detour remains in place until the Trolley Trail opens in later 2014. Trolley Trail detour (10 MB PDF)
- SE 26th Avenue at McLoughlin Boulevard is permanently closed.
- Crews are excavating the light rail guideway and conducting retaining wall and utility work adjacent to the Trolley Trail.
- On SE Park Avenue west of McLoughlin Boulevard, traffic lanes shift between McLoughlin Boulevard and 27th Avenue as crews perform utility work. Flaggers are directing traffic. Pedestrians are detoured around the work area and the north sidewalk on Park Avenue remains open. This work will continue through March.
- On SE Park Avenue east of McLoughlin Boulevard, Park Avenue is narrowed to one lane with westbound travel only between McLoughlin Boulevard and 29th Avenue. Autos traveling eastbound from McLoughlin Boulevard will be detoured to Holly or Courtney avenues. Crews are building a retaining wall on the south side of Park Avenue.
- Beginning Thursday, March 13, NW Natural crews will work on SE Evergreen Avenue west of Oatfield Road. During this construction SE 29th Avenue will be reopened. Access to businesses and residents will be via SE 29th Avenue. This work is expected to last approximately six days.
- PGE crews will relocate utility poles along SE Oatfield Road (in the area north of Park Avenue to Evergreen Avenue) and on Park Avenue east of McLoughlin Boulevard through April.
Construction on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge began July 1, 2011, with in-water work. The first phase of construction includes creation of temporary work bridges and the placement of cofferdams around the sites where the bridge tower foundations will be constructed.