Southwest Light Rail Transit

METRO Green Line Extension – Eden Prairie to Downtown Minneapolis

Construction Hotline: 612-373-3933

The METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT or SWLRT) will serve downtown Minneapolis and the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie. The line will include 16 new stations and will be part of an integrated system of transitways, including connections to the METRO Blue Line, the Northstar Commuter Rail line, and many bus routes. At Target Field Station in Minneapolis, Green Line Extension trains will continue along the METRO Green Line, providing one-seat rides to the University of Minnesota, State Capitol area, and downtown St. Paul. Read more project facts.

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Southwest LRT Construction Update: May 14, 2021

Highway 212 Weekend and Early Morning Closures
A weekend closure of the ramp from westbound Highway 62 to westbound Highway 212 is planned for Saturday, May 15 starting at 6:00 AM through Sunday evening, May 16. Crews will use the closure to connect a temporary ramp to the existing ramp, so that retaining wall work in the area can advance. See Eden Prairie upcoming detour information.

Then on Tuesday May 18 from 3:00 AM to 5:00 AM the ramp from westbound Highway 62 to westbound Highway 212 will close again. Additionally, Highway 212 traffic will be stopped for 15-minute periods between 4:00 AM to 5:00 AM as the contractor moves a crane across Highway 212 near Shady Oak Road.

Read the update.

SWLRT Trail Detour Map

To help trail users navigate detours, we now have a Google mapping tool that can help you in the field. To view a larger version click on the square in the upper right hand corner.  

Explore The Route

Take a virtual flyover of the route of the METRO Green Line Extension from Eden Prairie through Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, and downtown Minneapolis. Key design features of the new light rail line include passenger stations, park-and-ride facilities, bridges, tunnels, and pedestrian/bicycle facilities. See more about the METRO Green Line Extension route and stations.