Southwest Light Rail Transit

METRO Green Line Extension – Eden Prairie to Downtown Minneapolis

The METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT) will operate on a route from downtown Minneapolis through 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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Weekly construction update

September 13, 2019


Golden Triangle Nighttime Piling Work Resumes in Eden Prairie
Beginning the week of September 16, nighttime piling in the Golden Triangle area will resume to construct the Golden Triangle Station north of West 70th Street and a bridge over Shady Oak Road and Hwy 212. Due to vibration sensitive businesses in the area, night piling is needed for a portion of this work in the immediate area. Generally, crews will start nighttime work at 1:00 AM. Construction work could start earlier in the night if schedules permit. The Southwest LRT project worked with the contractor to develop and test various noise reduction strategies for nighttime pile driving activities, but residents may be able to hear construction activities. Please note, nighttime pile driving activities could last up to four months. Daytime piling work is ongoing and will continue until summer 2020. We appreciate your patience while we complete this necessary work.

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Construction hotline

  • For urgent Southwest LRT construction issues, 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.

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.