Southwest Light Rail Transit
METRO Green Line Extension – Eden Prairie to Downtown Minneapolis
The METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT or SWLRT) will operate on a route from downtown Minneapolis through the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie.
The line will include 16 new stations and will be part of an integrated system of transitways, including connections to the METRO Blue Line, the Northstar Commuter Rail line, and many bus routes. At Target Field Station in Minneapolis, Green Line Extension trains will continue along the METRO Green Line, providing one-seat rides to the University of Minnesota, State Capitol area, and downtown St. Paul. Read more project facts.
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Southwest LRT Construction Update: January 24, 2020
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Ongoing Utility Work
Utility relocation is one of the first activities in a construction area. There are multiple needs that drive utility work. Utilities need to be relocated and are placed in areas to minimize impacts to new LRT infrastructure while providing access to conduct regular maintenance. During construction, some utilities are temporarily rerouted so construction activities can occur. Utility companies are often working jointly with the civil contractor in the corridor. Utility impacts are noticed in advance of outages. Questions can always be directed to the project hotline or your Community Outreach Coordinator.
One of the most active areas of Southwest LRT project construction this season has been near the Cedar Lake Channel in Minneapolis where crews have been busy constructing a new freight rail bridge. The above video shows the civil contractor working to preserve the historic WPA wall during construction.
- For urgent Southwest LRT construction issues, call the 24-hour hotline at 612-373-3933 for assistance. Call the hotline for problems such as blocked access to business or residential areas, improper traffic sign placement, or parking issues.
- For general questions or comments about Southwest LRT, contact your Community Outreach Coordinator.
- For emergencies, always call 911.
Explore the route
Take a virtual flyover of the route of the METRO Green Line Extension from Eden Prairie through Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, and downtown Minneapolis. Key design features of the new light rail line include passenger stations, park-and-ride facilities, bridges, tunnels, and pedestrian/bicycle facilities. See more about the METRO Green Line Extension route and stations.