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Green Line Extension – Eden Prairie to Downtown Minneapolis
The Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) project (METRO Green Line Extension) will operate from downtown Minneapolis through the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie, passing in close proximity to Edina. The proposed alignment includes 16 new stations and approximately 16 miles of double track. It will be part of an integrated system of transitways, including connections to the METRO Blue Line, the Northstar Commuter Rail line, bus routes and proposed future transitways. The total project cost of $1.7 billion will be funded through a mix of federal, state and local sources, with federal funds making up approximately half the total.
The route of the Green Line Extension was initially established through the adoption of the “Locally Preferred Alternative” (LPA) by the Metropolitan Council in May 2010. During Project Development phase, alignment adjustments to the LPA route were made to improve transit operations and accommodate local conditions. The adjusted LPA route was approved by the Metropolitan Council as part of its approval of scope and budget in April 2014
METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT)