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

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Southwest LRT Construction Update: September 17, 2021

Upcoming Closures of Note

  • Luce Line Trail Bridge at Bryn Mawr Meadows Park: The bridge will close on Monday, September 20. The trail bridge will be demolished and reconstructed to tie into the future Bassett Creek Valley LRT Station. Trail users will cross the rail corridor to the west adjacent to I-394. It is anticipated that the construction of the new bridge will take approximately one year to complete. See Minneapolis detour maps here.
  • Cedar Lake Parkway at the Kenilworth Trail: A full closure to vehicle traffic is planned on Monday, September 27. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be preserved for the duration of this closure. This short-term closure allows crews to prepare the parkway for eventual tunnel excavation and construction. Crews will work on metal sheets under the parkway and perform grouting work to seal gaps between sheeting. Expect noise and vibration. A long-term closure of Cedar Lake Parkway is expected to take place in spring 2022. See Minneapolis detour maps here.
  • Highway 62: A full closure of the westbound lanes between Highway 212 and Shady Oak Road in Eden Prairie is anticipated from Friday, September 24 in the evening through Monday morning, September 27. We anticipate additional westbound lane closures of Highway 62 through October. More details to follow.

Construction Walking Tours
Southwest LRT construction walking tours are back! You can learn more and reserve a spot for an October walking tour in each of the corridor cities here. Registration is required for the walking tours due to limited space on construction sites. We will provide hardhats and other personal protective wear. Please note, these tours are weather dependent and may be cancelled.

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