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TriMet: MAX construction underway, plan for disruptions

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JULES ROGERS - Work is underway on the MAX lines on Southwest 1st Avenue and riders should prepare for two weeks of disruptions.Two weeks of serious MAX disruption started Sunday with the beginning of reconstruction of light rail lines along Southwest 1ast Avenue in downtown Portland.

The disruptions are scheduled to continue until May 21. Riders are encouraged to find alternative transportation or plan for delays.

TriMet officials say the work will impact the entire MAX system. Fewer trains will be running, so they will be extremely crowded. Trains will also run on reduced frequencies and special schedules.

The section of track being worked on is part of the original MAX alignment that has been serving riders for 30 years. It the biggest rail replacement project to date for the MAX system.

For more information, visit trimet.org/alerts/firstavenue.htm