Gateway traffic disrupted by I-205 MAX line construction

Get ready for lane closures where SE Stark and Washington streets intersect with the freeway starting April 2. It’ll be torn up through May. No, this isn’t an “April fools” joke‚

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
No one said constructing the light rail line along I-205 from Gateway to Clackamas Town Center would be without disruption.

Starting April 2, look for one (or two) traffic lanes to be sliced off on SE Stark and Washington streets for about four months.

TriMet’s Peggy La Point tells us, “On April 2, crews will begin pile driving and excavation to create a crossing underneath Stark and Washington for the light rail tracks. Crews will need to remove and replace three roadways in each direction and reinforce them so light rail can run underneath Stark and Washington. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.”

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