Common questions: How has community input changed the project?

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Blue Line Extension staff and decision makers are committed to designing this project with communities and have changed the project in many major and minor ways as a direct result of what we’ve heard through collaborative engagement efforts.

Community voices have played a crucial role in shaping this project to date and will continue to drive decisions as the project advances.

Here are just a few of the ways your input has shaped this project:

  • Brooklyn Park
    • Additional station lighting
    • Trail connections to and from stations
    • Uniform fencing
  • Crystal
    • Evaluated 4-, 5-, and 6-traffic-lane options with LRT from Bass Lake Road to Hwy. 100
    • Adding a traffic overpass at Bass Lake Road
  • Robbinsdale
    • Park-and-ride options
    • Refined station location options
  • Minneapolis
    • Moving the route off of West Broadway to 21st Avenue North between I-94 and James Avenue
    • Moving route from Lyndale Avenue to east of I-94
    • Removing mixed LRT and traffic on 21st Avenue
    • Improvements to West Broadway parallel to tracks on 21st Avenue
    • Reducing property impacts
    • Adding a second station between Lyndale and James avenues
    • Changing the Lowry Avenue station from an elevated platform to one at ground level
    • Improving pedestrian connections to and from Lowry Avenue Station

Learn more about our engagement efforts.

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