Between Glenwood Avenue and Bryn Mawr Station in Minneapolis, METRO Green Line Extension tracks will run parallel to high volume mainline freight rail tracks (the Wayzata Subdivision). The current design includes protection for bridge piers and other corridor elements in this area. An additional corridor protection barrier between the freight rail and light rail tracks is required. Information on the Southwest LRT Project's effect on the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railroad / Great Northern Railway Historic District, which includes the corridor protection area, is available here.
More information on the final proposed design and potential environmental impacts of the freight rail corridor protection measures is available in the Southwest LRT Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA)/Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation.