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Light Rail construction impacts Southwest Naito Parkway traffic

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Work is under way on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project to raise the grade of Southwest Naito Parkway where it will cross the light rail alignment in downtown Portland.

This construction project requires a 12-week reduction of Southwest Naito Parkway to two lanes, one in each direction, for approximately two blocks south of Southwest Harrison Street.

The project will take place in two phases, with work taking place on the east side of Southwest Naito Parkway for six weeks, then transitioning to the west side for six weeks.

The grade increase, which will reach 3 feet at its highest point, will create a gradual rise in Southwest Naito Parkway to enable it to intersect the light rail alignment approximately 200 feet south of Southwest Harrison Street.

Signs are in place to alert drivers to the work and flaggers will be present for the duration of the project to direct traffic. Left turns at Southwest Harrison Street from northbound Southwest Naito Parkway will be prohibited during construction and bus stops on Southwest Naito Parkway near Southwest Harrison Street will be moved further north near the pedestrian path crosswalk north of Harrison Square.

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