PORTLAND, Ore. - Light rail construction in Portland's South Waterfront district is now complete.
Crews have been working around the clock for the past two and a half weeks. Their goal was to tie in existing Portland Streetcar tracks to the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail tracks and they finished the work about eight hours ahead of schedule.
Transit riders will now be able to make quick connections between the South Waterfront/SW Moody Avenue MAX station and the Portland Streetcar stop on Moody.
Time lapse video provided by TriMet (courtesy of Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., Rick Merina and Aryn Trimble) shows the work that was done.
The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail transit project is slated to be finished in late 2015. The new line will connect downtown Portland (the Portland State University area) with South Waterfront, Southeast Portland, Milwaukie and north Clackamas County.