Open House On Proposed SW Light Rail Route

The following notice has been issued by the Metropolitan Council.  The map below shows the proposed route of the Southwest LRT between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles.

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Public Open House: Southwest LRT Recommendation for the Minneapolis Segment

The Metropolitan Council will host a public open house on Thursday, October 10, 2013 to receive public input on the project office’s draft recommendation for the scope and basic design of the Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension) project in Minneapolis.

Location and Time:
Thursday, October 10, 2013
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Kenwood Community Center
2101 West Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis
Google Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Kenwood+Community+Center&ll=44.96249,-93.307292&spn=0.012283,0.02105&fb=1&gl=us&hq=kenwood+community+center&cid=0,0,10131256280427004078&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A

A printable event flyer [PDF, 2.6 MB] is available: http://metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Projects/Current-Projects/Southwest-LRT/Publications-And-Resources/Event-Flyers/Public-Open-House-Southwest-LRT-Recommendation-for.aspx

About the Open House

The Southwest LRT Project Office presented a draft recommendation for the scope and basic design of the light rail line to the project’s Corridor Management Committee on October 2.

The draft recommendation includes building shallow tunnels for LRT trains through the Kenilworth Corridor in Minneapolis, eliminating the proposed LRT station at 21st Street and keeping existing freight rail service in the area.

This open house will provide an opportunity for community members to ask questions and give feedback on the draft recommendation before the Metropolitan Council considers it.

At this open house, the public will be able to talk with Council members and project staff one-to-one and view engineering drawings of the shallow tunnels. No testimony or formal presentations are planned. Comment cards will be provided.

Any individual who requires assistance to participate should contact Southwest LRT Community Outreach Coordinator Sophia Ginis, 612-373-3895 or Sophia.Ginis@metrotransit.org. Requests for special assistance should be made at least 24 hours in advance.