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.




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 construction is near highways and MAX tracks, some work takes place at night, when there is less traffic and fewer trains. 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

From May 8-June 24, 2022 the I-84 east Exit 7 Halsey/99th Ave off ramp is closed, all hours.

Highway shoulder closures, all hours:

  • I-205 north
  • I-84 east and west

Night work

In early April, crews began working around the clock along the MAX trackway adjacent to Gateway Green Park and Gateway Transit Center. The night work includes drilling, vacuum equipment, concrete pumping, rail cutting and welding.

I-205 MUP

In early April crews constructed a temporary asphalt detour path near the south entrance of Gateway Green. The detour path will remain in place through construction in 2024.

April 25–29 through access on the I-205 multi-use path will be closed between NE Maywood Place and NE Multnomah Street from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Gateway Transit Center Garage

Reduction of TriMet customer parking on the first floor of the garage.

Upcoming work

  • From May 8-June 24, 2022 the I-84 east Exit 7 Halsey/99th Ave off ramp closed
  • I-205 north nightly right lane closures beginning in June

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 along Air Cargo Road is being performed in multiple phases. Currently, crews are repositioning the roadway to make space for underground utility work. During phase the following work has been done:

  • Crews are relocating a fire hydrant at USPS
  • Teams will complete paving of islands on Air Cargo Rd. near USPS
  • Parking areas along Air Cargo Rd. may be shifted depending on weather condition

Project Note: Truck and pedestrian access to buildings will be maintained at all times. There will be a higher frequency of trucks moving along Air Cargo Rd during this work.



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

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