Renovating MAX Blue Line Stations and Crossings
We’re continually making improvements to some of our oldest MAX stations and pedestrian crossings along the Blue Line.
We kicked off a series of improvements to eastside Blue Line MAX stations in 2015. In total, 14 stations between Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit Center and Cleveland Ave will be renovated under this multi-year program.
A new look for E 162nd Ave
Crews will begin work at the E 162nd Ave MAX Station on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The project will last about six months and the station will remain open throughout construction.
Some of the upgrades we’ll be making include:
- Installing new, larger windscreens
- New shelter roofs
- Updated lighting and security cameras
- New signs and digital TransitTracker displays
- New tactile warning strips
- Deep cleaning, painting and surface repairs
Impact on riders
The station will be open throughout construction. Temporary wooden platforms will be placed in each of the left-turn lanes on Burnside at 162nd Avenue.
Where to board during constructionTemporary Service Map
Westbound trips to City Center and Hillsboro
Board at the temporary platform just east of 162nd (Stop ID 8366).
Eastbound trips to Gresham
Board at the temporary platform located just west of 162nd (Stop ID 8351).
Each temporary platform will include a shelter, Hop reader, ticket machine, validator, lighting, tactile warning strip, trash can, security cameras and customer information.
The Line 74-162nd Ave southbound bus stop near the station (Stop ID 13949) will close and a temporary stop will be placed farther north at the 100 block of NE 162nd (Stop ID 14001).
Impact on traffic
Construction work hours will generally be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in accordance with noise ordinances. During work hours, turns from 162nd onto Burnside will be restricted and through traffic on Burnside will be forced to turn right onto 162nd. Left turns from Burnside onto 162nd will be restricted for the duration of the project.
Recently completed projects
E 122nd Ave MAX Station
We installed larger windscreens, shelter roofs, new digital arrival displays and updated lighting and security cameras.
Gresham City Hall MAX Station
We renovated the shelters, installed new TransitTracker monitors, improved the lighting, replaced the tactile warning strips and made safety and security upgrades. See the photos
Additional crossing improvements
We’re also making safety improvements at several Blue Line pedestrian crossings in Gresham and Hillsboro. The sidewalks will be realigned to be perpendicular to the MAX tracks, and new pedestrian warning systems, lighting and channeling will be installed. This work will be completed throughout 2017 and 2018.
Watch for crossing improvements under way at these intersections:
- NW Division & NW Mignonette (Gresham)
- NE Main & NE 10th Drive (Gresham)
- NE Hood & NE 10th Drive (Gresham)
- NE Kelly & NE 10th Drive (Gresham)
- SE 10th & Washington Street (Hillsboro)
- NE 28th Avenue (Hillsboro)
- SW 185th Avenue (Beaverton)
- SW 170th Avenue (Beaverton)
- SW 158th Avenue & Merlo Road (Beaverton)
Most of the work will be done Monday through Saturday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. However, some work may take place outside of those hours as necessary.