METRO Blue Line Extension

Minneapolis & northwestern communities

The METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit project will extend the existing Blue Line from Target Field Station northwest to Brooklyn Park and connect communities along the way.

Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County release the Draft Route Modification Report for public comment

December 13, 2021 — The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County released the Draft Route Modification Report, which describes the overall process, public input, and technical evaluation that will inform the recommendation of a community supported route:

Comments on the Draft Route Modification Report will be accepted through January 25, 2022. Your comments will inform the final evaluation and route recommendation in spring 2022. Share your input through any of the following ways:

The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County will carefully review the input received along with the findings from the technical analysis completed to date and will recommend a community supported route for further evaluation in spring 2022. Following that recommendation, design and technical evaluation of the recommended route will advance to an environmental review and further engineering.

Interactive map of potential station locations and visualizations

This interactive map has been updated with new information including refined station study areas, route options, and corridor concept drawings. Community members are encouraged to view the updated map and provide input.

Open a larger version of the map and share your feedback. The map is supported in Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari browsers.

Interactive map of potential Blue Line Extension station locations and visualizations

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Engagement Update


Thank you to everyone who shared feedback on potential route options and station locations from July to August 2021. A report summarizing the feedback we received is now available to view here.
We have many upcoming in-person and virtual public meetings taking place in January. For more information about these events, view our Meetings and Events page. We hope to see you there.

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Learn how the potential routes were selected and other routes considered: