MAX Red Line will be disrupted between Gateway and PDX
June 18–October 21

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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

Updated August 16: Crews are restoring Veterans Memorial landscaping. No impacts to pedestrian access are expected.

Updated June 8: Crews are currently working on building the operator break room.




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

Gateway work, all hours

Updated June 8:

The east side of Gateway Transit Center is closed. Multnomah Sttreet will remain open near the Oregon Clinic. Pedestrian access to the transit center and the bike path will be located at the south end of the site.

Highway shoulder closures, all hours

Updated September 18:

  • I-84 east and west between approximately mile marker 7 to mile marker 8.
  • Shoulder closure I-205 north from Glisan St to Exit 22, on I-84 east and west.

Night work

Crews are working along the MAX trackway adjacent to Gateway Green and Gateway Transit Center. The night work includes drilling, vacuum equipment, concrete pumping, rail cutting and welding.

I-205 MUP

A temporary asphalt detour path near the south entrance of Gateway Green will remain in place through construction in 2024.

Gateway Transit Center Garage

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

Vehicle traffic reduced to one lane on Providence Medical Clinic Street. Please access the parking garage via NE Multnomah Street.

Gateway Green

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

TriMet’s contractor, Stacy & Witbeck, will be assisting in the reconstruction of hills and paths for the bike track near the work zone.

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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

Please note: MAX Red Line trains will be disrupted between the Gateway Transit Center and Portland International Airport from Sunday, June 18, through Saturday, October 21, 2023, for upgrading the Portland International Airport MAX Station as well as new track construction.

Riders will need to use a shuttle bus to travel between the airport and Gateway Transit Center. Shuttle buses will take surface roads, stopping

at the closed stations between Gateway Transit Center and the airport to pick up and drop off riders. Learn more at



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

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