Design & Engineering

Plans published March 2024

Since the route recommendation in September 2023, project staff have advanced engineering and design of the route and stations to 30% design as of March 2024. These plans show the location of the alignment, station locations, and general access changes. Final designs and station locations will be refined based on community feedback and will be updated to include more details on bicycle, pedestrian, and landscape accommodations. This material is conceptual and intended to provide a frame of reference for community members to see how light rail could fit in their neighborhood.

Brooklyn Park




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Take a survey about the 30% design plans on our interactive map.

Station area planning

Hennepin County's Bottineau LRT Community Works program is looking at how transit stations will fit into surrounding neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life for people who live, work, play, visit, and worship in the corridor.

Examples of light rail structures on the METRO Blue and Green Lines

We have heard from many community members asking what the Blue Line Extension may look like in their neighborhood. This video shows several examples of how light rail can fit into existing neighborhoods and environments.

METRO Blue Line Extension

Blue Line Extension Project Office
Park Place West Building, Suite 600
6465 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426