City officials are holding a meeting Tuesday, July 8 at Anwatin Middle School's auditorium, 256 Upton Ave. S., to allow for public comment on the Southwest Light-Rail Transit Project.
SW LRT Updates
CIDNA — Residents of 143-unit Minneapolis condominium tower expressed concerns about the unknown impacts Southwest light rail construction and operation might have on their building in a letter to Mayor Betsey Hodges and the City Council this week.
Former Congressman Martin Sabo urged Minneapolis leaders to reject the proposed plan for the embattled Southwest Light Rail Transit project at a news conference at City Hall earlier today.
Last week the Park Board passed a resolution that warned it won’t approve a shallow tunnel underneath the Kenilworth Channel for the Southwest Light Rail (SWLRT) line without further study.
UPDATE: On Friday, several hours after this story was first posted, Metropolitan Council Chair Sue Haigh released a statement indicating the planning documents Southwest light rail staff sent to Minneapolis included the wrong design for tunnels.
The Metropolitan Council’s plans for Southwest Light Rail Transit are in the hands of Minneapolis leaders who must now decide whether or not to grant the project the city’s approval, known as municipal consent.
A plan for Southwest Light Rail Transit that includes two shallow tunnels through Minneapolis’ Kenilworth Corridor won approval from a panel of local elected officials and agency representatives Wednesday.
It now appears a Southwest light rail transit line will begin operations in 2019 at the earliest, a year later than the 2018 opening date long projected by planners.
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.
The Minneapolis City Council Committee of the Whole on Wednesday approved a resolution rejecting any plan to co-locate freight rail and a future Southwest Light Rail Transit line in the Kenilworth Corridor.