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Construction begins on 14 new MAX Orange Line shelters in Milwaukie area

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Construction is underway on 14 new shelters at MAX Orange Line stations in the Milwaukie area.

The shelters are among a handful of add-back items that the Federal Transit Administration gave TriMet approval to install after the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project came in on time and under budget.

The shelters are being installed at the 10 Orange Line stations and will feature the same flat screen arrival information, seating and art features as the previous shelters.

Shelter installation is underway at the southern end of the Orange Line at the Southeast Park Avenue Station in Oak Grove. Crews will work toward the Lincoln Street-Southwest 3rd Avenue Station in downtown Portland.

Crews are slated to start work Friday at the Milwaukie-Main Street Station in downtown Milwaukie.

Work at those two stations is expected to take about two months with three new shelters being installed at Park Avenue and one shelter being installed at Milwaukie-Main Street.

There will be no change to Orange Line service, but crews will close one access point at each station platform during construction, causing minor pedestrian detours around the work area.

Most construction will take place during the day, but some overnight work is required. Crews have to use a crane to set the shelter columns and canopy segments, which can only be done when MAX trains are not in service.

The project construction cost is estimated at around $6.7 million.

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