Photo of LRT Shallow Tunnel Construction

Here is what a light rail shallow tunnel looks like during construction.  This photo was provided to Park Watch by Susu Jeffrey and is of a tunnel under construction in St. Louis, Missouri in 2005.  According to Susu’s sources, the Met Council’s shallow tunnel plan would destroy 480 “significant” trees.  Total tree loss would be about 10,000 trees.  The waters of Lake of the Isles, Cedar and Calhoun Lakes are linked so dewatering damage would follow the Chain of Lakes.

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