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 builiding 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.  

Wooddale Avenue in St. Louis Park Closure and Detours Video

Wooddale Avenue in St. Louis Park is closed as the Southwest LRT contractor constructs the new Cedar Lake Regional Trail underpass. Click the above video to learn about traffic impacts, construction activities, and detours.

Southwest LRT Construction Update: July 2, 2020


Freight Railroad Operations in Construction Zones
While Southwest LRT is under construction along freight railroad corridors, we engage onsite railroad personnel (“flaggers”) to help keep everyone safe. Every person that enters a construction job site involving the railroad must first sign-in with the area flagger, where they get information about daily train operations. Flaggers are in communications with railroad control about the arrival of trains and tracks their progress as the trains proceed through construction areas. As trains approach job sites, the flagger connects with onsite construction crews to make sure equipment and personnel are clear of the freight track well in advance of passing trains. In addition to flaggers, signs are also posted along work zones to alert train operators they are entering an active construction zone. Freight railroad regulations call for operators to sound their horns in a specific pattern when entering work zones as an additional layer of safety.
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