Commuters beware: MAX construction delays begin

Multnomah County

Construction planned for two weeks

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Construction on MAX lines is underway, delaying commuters for up to 45 minutes for the next two weeks.

The project will upgrade some switches and replace sections of curved rail that are worn from decades of use. Construction began last week but the actual disruption to commuters began on Sunday. Monday is the first commuter day that will be affected.

Trains will run less often and on special schedules, meaning it may be hard to find space on the train during peak commuter times. The Lloyd MAX Improvement project will disrupt MAX service in the Rose Quarter near the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue station. 

TriMet officials said it could add as much as 45 minutes to a commute. Shuttle buses will take riders between the Rose Quarter and Lloyd stations.

To do their part in helping ease the stress on commuters, Lime will be deploying more scooters in the area and offering discount codes for riders that start or end their trips in the Lloyd Center vicinity.

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