Crews prepare to build light rail bridge on TriMet project

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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TriMet will be doing a number of closures in the month of September for its MAX system project.

TriMet’s ongoing efforts to rejuvenate and improve the MAX system in the Portland, Ore., area will continue in September and require closures of I-84 and a small section of the MAX Blue Line.

The closure of I-84 is necessary so crews can continue building a new light rail bridge over the freeway.

I-84 will be closed in both directions near the I-205 interchange from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, to 4 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26. The Northeast 102nd Avenue on-ramp to I-84 west and the I-84 east Exit 7 Halsey/99nd Avenue off ramp also will be closed.

As TriMet’s A Better Red project continues to make progress in the Gateway area, crews will be setting girders for a new MAX bridge near the junction of I-84 and I-205 during the weekend closure.

During the MAX Blue Line Sept. 24-25 disruption, crews will revitalize track and a rail crossing at Northeast 102nd Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Construction activities currently in progress include:

  • Building a new walkway and break facility for MAX operators at Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport MAX Station;
  • Constructing a new track crossing, Red Line station platform, multi-use path and two new bridges just north of the Gateway Transit Center; and
  • Multi-phase construction along Air Cargo Road, near Portland International Airport, to reposition the roadway.

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