METRO Blue Line Extension
Minneapolis & northwestern communities
Blue Line Extension project goals, benefits, and next steps
In September 2023, elected officials and community and business representatives on the Corridor Management Committee endorsed a proposed route for the Blue Line Extension informed by community feedback and engineering analysis to study further through the federal environmental process. Learn more about the project by watching our new overview video:
Share your thoughts on the recommended North Loop route
Blue Line Extension project staff are recommending a route to best serve the North Loop neighborhood based on community feedback and engineering analysis. The proposed route (solid line) would use 10th Avenue to Washington Avenue to connect to 21st Avenue, where it would cross I-94.
A secondary option (dashed line) is also being evaluated that would run along the east side of I-94 from 10th Avenue to 17th Avenue, where it would connect with Washington Avenue before crossing I-94 at 21st Avenue.
What do you see as the potential benefits and drawbacks of these routes?
Our interactive map has been updated as of September 2023 to reflect the proposed route being studied in the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.
Open a larger version of the map to explore and comment. The map is supported in Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari browsers.