METRO Blue Line Extension

Bottineau Transitway – Minneapolis & Northwestern Communities

The METRO Blue Line Extension (LRT) will operate northwest from downtown Minneapolis through north Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park, drawing riders northwest of Brooklyn Park. The proposed alignment is primarily at-grade and will have 11 new stations in addition to Target Field Station, and about 13 miles of double track. The line will interline with the METRO Blue Line and connect Minneapolis and the region’s northwestern communities with existing LRT on the METRO Green Line, future LRT on the METRO Green Line Extension, bus rapid transit on the METRO Red Line, the Northstar commuter rail line and local and express bus routes. 

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Latest News

10/24/2017
Highway 55 just west of downtown Minneapolis between Van White Memorial Boulevard and West Lyndale Avenue will be closed for about two weeks to replace a structurally deficient storm sewer.

8/28/2017
An article in Finance & Commerce highlights construction workforce development through the Metropolitan Council's LRT BUILD program.

7/31/2017
Issue 9 of the Blue Line Extension project newsletter.

4/18/2017
To help people develop the skills for light rail construction jobs, the Council is working with organizations to offer free training for up to 80 people and 10 soon-to-be high school graduates.
Blue Line Extension virtual flyover

Virtual Flyover

A virtual flyover tour of the METRO Blue Line Extension is now available. The narrated flyover follows the new LRT route from Oak Grove Parkway in Brooklyn Park to downtown Minneapolis.