TriMet plans to close Interstate 84 in both directions this weekend near the Interstate 205 interchange. The closure times have been adjusted slightly to give crews more time to operate. The closure will now take place from 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, until 4 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, for work on our A Better Red MAX Extension and Reliability Project.
The work will close a stretch of I-84 between westbound Exit 9 and eastbound Exit 6, allowing crews the space needed to place the concrete deck for a new light rail bridge under construction near Gateway Green Park, less than a quarter mile north of the Gateway Transit Center.
We encourage drivers to visit TripCheck.com for real-time traffic information before you go. Plan for delays, take an alternate route or use public transit. We thank drivers for their patience as crews perform this critical work that will improve the reliability of the MAX system once the Better Red project completes in 2024.
Improvements being made include the addition of a second set of tracks in the Gateway area and two new light rail bridges. The new tracks will reduce delays that happen when trains traveling in both directions have to wait for oncoming trains to pass. With the Gateway Transit Center serving MAX Blue, Green and Red lines, helping Red Line trains move more efficiently will also keep trains on time elsewhere in the system.
For more information on TriMet's A Better Red project, visit trimet.org/betterred.