Construction

Construction workers install bridge deck at the Cedar Lake Channel

Construction Hotline

For urgent Southwest LRT construction issues, please call the 24-hour hotline at 612-373-3933 for assistance.  Call the hotline for problems such as blocked access to business or residential areas, improper traffic sign placement or parking issues. For general questions or comments about Southwest LRT, contact your Community Outreach Coordinator.

For emergencies, always call 911.

Construction Activity Updates

The Met Council provides information on construction activities every Friday throughout construction. Subscribe to receive construction activity updates by email or text.

2020 Construction Schedule By Corridor City

These schedules highlight major construction activities and provide a general timeline when these activities are planned to occur. The schedules will be updated quarterly to reflect a year look ahead; please note, they are subject to change.

Flying Cloud Drive in Eden Prairie Construction Impacts April 2020-Fall 2020 Video:

Due to the Southwest LRT Contractor starting large scale construction activities to relocate utilities and begin building the LRT guideway, Flying Cloud Drive in Eden Prairie will be impacted.  Click the above video to learn about the traffic impacts, detours and construction activities.  

Southwest LRT Construction Update: January 15-28, 2021


As announced on Thursday, over the course of the 2020 construction season, the project staff and our contractor, Lunda-McCrossan Joint Venture encountered unforeseen obstacles in the Minneapolis portion of the alignment which will take longer to overcome. These obstacles include the construction of the corridor protection wall along the BNSF fright rail line and a secant wall to complete LRT tunnel construction in a portion of the Kenilworth corridor due to poor soil conditions. These are no small changes and require thoughtful and deliberate engineering, design plans and construction methods. While these types of setbacks are not uncommon on projects of this scale, we are also disappointed by this development. We strongly believe the long-term benefits of this project to the region and state outweigh the short-term challenges we face. While this means we most likely won’t be meeting our opening day projection of 2023, we know that 2021 will be a robust construction year. 

To see an overview of 2021 construction activities in Minneapolis, view the recording of the January 14 Minneapolis Town Hall. We will be sharing 2021 overviews of construction activities in the corridor cities of Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, and St. Louis Park in the coming weeks. Read the rest of the update.

2020
SWLRT 2020 Photo Tour 6.6 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - December 18 - 31, 2020 734 kB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - December 4 - 17 2020 8.2 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - Nov 20 - Dec. 3, 2020 7.4 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - November 6, 2020 7.5 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - October 30, 2020 7.4 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - October 23, 2020 7.2 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - October 16, 2020 8.1 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - October 9, 2020 8 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - October 2, 2020 8.1 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - September 18, 2020 7.3 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - September 11, 2020 8.8 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - September 4, 2020 8.1 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - August 28, 2020 7.3 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - August 21, 2020 617 kB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - August 14, 2020 7.1 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - August 7, 2020 8.1 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - July 31, 2020 7.5 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - July 24, 2020 7.5 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - July 17, 2020 8.2 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - July 10, 2020 8.3 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - June 19, 2020 10.3 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - June 12, 2020 9.9 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - June 26, 2020 9.2 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - June 5, 2020 6.1 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - May 29, 2020 4.7 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - May 22, 2020 5.5 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - May 15, 2020 5.5 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - May 8, 2020 6.1 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - May 1, 2020 405 kB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - April 24, 2020 967 kB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - April 17, 2020 6 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - April 10, 2020 6.3 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - April 3, 2020 5.2 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - March 27, 2020 2.5 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - March 20, 2020 4.5 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - March 13, 2020 5.4 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - March 6, 2020 4.9 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - February 28, 2020 4.9 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - February 21, 2020 4.4 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - February 7, 2020 3.8 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - January 31, 2020 3.8 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - January 24, 2020 4.4 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - January 17, 2020 7.6 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - January 10, 2020 7.4 MB

SWLRT Civil Construction Update - January 3, 2020 3.8 MB

2019