TriMet MAX upgrades affect traffic at 122nd & Burnside

PORTLAND, Ore. – TriMet is making major renovations to the East 122nd Avenue MAX Station that will affect traffic for the next six months. 

Temporary wooden platforms have been built in the left turn lanes on Burnside Street, which means the MAX station will remain open for riders. But drivers wanting to turn left from Burnside onto 122nd Avenue will need to find another route.

Crews began work Sunday to renovate the old station. During the next six months, they will install new shelter roofs, update the lighting and security cameras, and add new signs and digital displays. 

In the meantime TriMet says building the temporary platforms provided a better solution for riders than closing down the whole platform would have.

“We hope that instead of having to run shuttle buses, and having to make our riders go out of direction 20 blocks in each direction--that’s the nearest platform you can find--we are going to be allowing them to continue to use this station here by placing these temporary platforms,” said TriMet Community Affairs Representative Wendy Serrano. 

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