Supplemental Draft EIS

Southwest LRT Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Southwest LRT Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), published on May 22, 2015, evaluates potential impacts in three segments of the proposed Southwest LRT route. These potential impacts are the result of adjustments to the design of the Southwest LRT Project since the publication of the Draft EIS in 2012.  The three segments are:

  • Eden Prairie: Adjustments to the proposed light rail alignment and LRT stations, generally from the intersection of Technology Drive and Mitchell Road to the intersection of Flying Cloud Drive and Valley View Road.
  • Operations and Maintenance Facility: The location of a proposed Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) in Hopkins.
  • St. Louis Park/Minneapolis: Adjustments to proposed light rail and freight rail alignments and LRT stations, generally between Louisiana Avenue and Penn Avenue.

Getting Started

Supporting documents include technical reports and additional materials incorporated into the Supplemental Draft EIS by reference. A list of documents incorporated by reference is included in Appendix C of the Supplemental Draft EIS.

Public comments on the Supplemental Draft EIS were accepted from May 22 through July 21, 2015. Responses to substantive comments received during the public comment period will be included in the Final EIS.

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