A Better Red extends MAX Red Line west to serve 10 more stations and improves schedule reliability for the entire MAX system.


Estimated project schedule

Federal Funding award
Gateway Construction
Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport Construction
Portland International Airport Construction
Westbound Red Line service begins at new Gateway North station
Red Line service begins at 10 more Beaverton and Hillsboro stations

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Some construction activities require MAX service interruptions, with shuttle buses replacing trains. Details will be provided in advance.

Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport MAX Station


Crews are working in the existing trackway, and building a new walkway and break facility for MAX operators.

Because much of the construction takes place in the trackway, certain activities are being performed at night, when there is little train traffic.

About one-third of the Park & Ride lot is closed for construction staging.

Current activities

Crews are working in the fenced staging area and in the trackway west of the station.

Crews are working intermittent nights through February, including every night the week of November 29.



Crews are building a new track crossing, Red Line station platform, multi-use path and two new bridges:

  • Spanning existing MAX track and I-205 Multi-Use Path adjacent to Gateway Green Park.
  • Spanning I-84 and Union Pacific Railroad tracks.

Because bridge construction affects highway traffic, some work takes place at night, there will be some night and weekend closures of I-84. Bridge construction also includes daytime pile driving and some detours for people walking and rolling.

Two public areas are closed for construction staging:

  • The surface Park & Ride adjacent to the garage
  • The southern end of Gateway Green Park

Current activities

Crews are working at the south end of Gateway Green Park. This requires closure of the shoulder of northbound I-205 between Glisan Street and I-84/I-30 East (Exit 22).

Beginning November 7 and continuing into spring 2022, crews are working on piers for the new light rail bridge over I-84 east of I-205. This includes:

  • Nighttime lane closures and construction activity along I-84. Crews are working intermittent nights, Sunday through Thursday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Periodic day and night closures of Exit 7 (Halsey St/99th Ave) from eastbound I-84.

Gateway Green

The south end of the park is closed for construction through late 2024.

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Portland International Airport (PDX)


Crews are constructing a new station platform at PDX and new track adjacent to the existing track, along with a new multi-use path between the MAX station and NE 82nd Avenue.

Current activities

Construction is expected to start in early 2022.



Contact us

Email or call 503-962-2150. For construction emergencies, call 503-962-2222.

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Thank you for your patience during construction!