Dylan Thomas

New tunnel option for light rail

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As the stalemate in the Southwest Light Rail Transit debate drags on toward decision day, project planners have surfaced a twist on the tunnels proposed for the Kenilworth Corridor.

A hybrid tunnel design takes a something from each of two previous tunnel proposals — one shallow and one deep — and seeks a middle ground in both design and cost. Even so, it may not appeal to the Minneapolis City Council, which earlier this month passed a resolution rejecting the shallow-tunnel plan pitched by Metropolitan Council planners.

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