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TriMet to begin light-rail track work

TriMet crews will replace some sections of track and switches, as well as upgrade signal components and eliminate a manual switch.
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The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) announced that later this month it will begin track improvements on the MAX light-rail near the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue Station in Portland, Oregon. 

TriMet crews will replace some sections of curved track and switches, as well as upgrade signal components in the Rose Quarter area, located east of downtown Portland, TriMet officials said in a press release.

Crews also will remove a manual switch on Holladay Street between Ninth and Eleventh avenues, and put in straight track to eliminate bumps that riders experience on the train in one section, they said.

Initial construction begins July 29 and is not expected to affect service. However, a two-week disruption starting Aug. 4 is necessary on the Blue, Green and Red lines to accommodate the work.

Main improvements require shutting down the trackway between North Interstate Avenue and the Lloyd Center Station and closing the Rose Quarter, Convention Center and NE Seventh Avenue stations.


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