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TriMet project to disrupt Lloyd District traffic

A TriMet improvement project in the Lloyd District will disrupt MAX, bus and motor vehicle traffic from Monday, Aug. 11, to Friday, Aug. 15.

Tracks and a switch will be improved in the area of Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street. Work includes replacing the rail, the ties below the rail, and the infill around the rail. It will affect the Blue, Green and Red MAX lines and the Line 70 bus.

During the project, westbound MAX trains will not run between Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue and the Rose Quarter platforms. Eastbound trains will not run between the Oregon Convention Center and the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue platforms. Green Line trains will not run in downtown.

Shuttle buses will be serving this small portion of the Blue, Green and Red lines.

Motor vehicles will also be detoured around the work.

TriMet is offering the following suggestions to reduce disruptions:

Rider tips

• Westbound MAX trains will not run between Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue and the Rose Quarter platforms.

• Eastbound trains will not run between the Oregon Convention Center and the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue platforms.

• Shuttles will be running frequently during peak travel times.

• Riders who are heading to the airport from downtown: take the first available train to the Convention Center stop to board a shuttle bus to Lloyd Center. At the Lloyd Center station board a Red line train to the Airport.

• The Green Line will not be running in downtown. MAX riders who normally rely on the Green Line should use the MAX Yellow Line to get into and out of downtown.

• Plan ahead: Allow an extra 15-30 minutes for your trip.

• TriMet staff will be on hand to help, and signs will direct you to shuttle buses, and recommended walking and biking routes.

• Visit: trimet.org/Lloyd for more information.

Impacts to motorists

• NE 13th Ave and NE 11th Ave will be closed to thru traffic.

• Detour signs will be posted for 11th and 13th Ave detours. Additionally, the left turn lane from I-84 turning NB on NE 13th will also be closed.

• Parking will be removed from 9th to 13th on NE Holladay.

• Motorists should expect delays through this area, given the increase in buses and closure of NE 11th and NE 13th.

Improvements

Additional information and a detour map is available at news.trimet.org/2014/07/trimet-track-improvement-project-at-lloyd-district-to-start-aug-11-impacts-to-bus-and-max-service/