Light Rail Transit

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The end of 2018 brought the long-awaited award of the major contract for construction of the Southwest Light Rail Green Line Extension.

Sign-Up for Construction Updates

Early construction work on Southwest Light Rail Transit (Southwest LRT) has begun and we would like to make sure you are staying updated with the latest pSouthwest Light Rail Logoroject information. 

Sign-up for construction email updates at so you can plan accordingly and know where to turn to get answers to your questions and concerns. In addition, you can follow the project on Twitter @SouthwestLRT.


For general project questions or to schedule a speaker for your next community/business gathering, contact Southwest LRT Community Outreach Coordinator Nkongo Cigolo at 612-373-3825.

Southwest LRT 24-Hour Construction Hotline

For urgent Southwest LRT construction issues, please call the 24-hour hotline at 612-373-3933 for assistance. Call the hotline for problems such as blocked access to business or residential areas, improper traffic sign placement or parking issues. 

For general questions or comments about Southwest LRT, please contact Community Outreach Coordinator Nkongo Cigolo. For emergencies, always call 911.

About the Southwest Light Rail Green Line Extension
Rapid growth in the southwest metro area is putting more demands on our existing roads and transit systems. By 2030, cities in this area are expected to add 55,000 residents and 83,000 jobs.

The Southwest Light Rail Green Line Extension, a 14.5-mile light rail line with 16 stations serving Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie, will connect to the existing Green and Blue lines at the Target Field Station in Downtown Minneapolis.

Heavy construction will occur from 2019 to 2022, followed by testing of the system. The Green Line Extension is expected to begin passenger service in 2023. Once open, it’s expected to see weekday ridership of 34,000.

 Hopkins will have three stations on the line.

Project Update

In January 2021, the Metropolitan Council along with Hennepin County announced a potential construction delay due to unforeseen conditions in the Minneapolis segment of the alignment which will take longer to overcome. This means Southwest LRT will most likely not meet it's opening day projection of 2023. More information can be found at

More Information

For more information about this project and to subscribe to receive “Southwest LRT News” email updates, visit the SWLRT website.