Design & Engineering
The final route modification reoport was released on May 2022. There was a 38 day public comment period. The Metroplitan Council and Hennepin County voted to advance the route on June 22, 2022.
The draft route modification report was released December 2021. There was a 45 day public comment period which informed the route recommendation released in April 2022.
The initial route modification report was released March 2021. It served as the base of analysis up to the draft modification report released in December 2021.
Plans prior to August 2020
Plans for the METRO Blue Line Extension alignment and station areas are available as PDF documents. View plans
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.
Examples of LRT structures on the METRO Blue and Green Lines