Tracking the Blue Line Extension Issue 4, December 2015

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015

The fourth issue of the Blue Line Extension newsletter [PDF] includes information on the refined project scope and cost estimate approved by the Metropolitan Council in December.

In this issue

Metropolitan Council approves refined 11-station scope and $1.496 billion cost estimate for Blue Line Extension project

The updated project scope includes necessary infrastructure adjustments, focused on addressing safety concerns, as well as potential traffic and floodplain impacts for the 13-mile line, which promises to connect thousands of residents in the corridor with jobs.

Necessary infrastructure includes more bridges, retaining walls, additional station

The new project elements are the result of engineering work and environmental studies over the past year by project staff and project advisory committees.

Advanced engineering, new requirements, inflation drive revised cost estimate

What went into defining the new cost estimate.

Mapping firm's reach expands due to Southwest, Blue Line Extension LRT work

Mapping consultant Pointmap and its founder, Peggy Johnson, are certified through the Minnesota Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.

Read Issue 4 of Tracking the Blue Line Extension [PDF]

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