Design & Engineering

Plans, Issues & Project Status

Current Plans

Plans for the Southwest LRT alignment and station areas are available as PDF documents. View current plans

Passenger Station Design and Location

Information on the design and location of proposed Southwest LRT stations, and the public involvement process for station design, is available on the Stations page. Southwest LRT stations

Kenilworth Landscape Design

The Kenilworth Landscape Design project is a unique opportunity to shape the Kenilworth corridor, and balance transit and active trails with the natural surroundings. Kenilworth landscape design

Municipal Consent

Municipal consent is process of local review and approval by communities affected by a transit project, and is required under Minnesota law. Municipal consent

2013 Studies

In response to local concerns, the Southwest LRT Project initiated new studies of freight rail options, water resources and landscaping in December 2013. The Metropolitan Council tapped two national engineering firms: TranSystems to independently analyze freight rail relocation options and Burns & McDonnell to independently evaluate potential impacts on water resources. Meanwhile, the Southwest Project Office conducted a tree and landscape inventory. About the 2013 studies