The Southwest Light Rail Project is running two free walking tours of the Southwest Station construction site on Saturday, June 12. Each tour is limited to 15 people. The noon tour has filled, but the 2 p.m. tour may still have openings. A link to the reservation system is provided here.
When completed, the expanded station will serve Southwest Transit buses and light rail trains on the Green Line extension. The extension will connect Eden Prairie to Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Minneapolis.
The one hour tours will be led by James Mockovciak, the SWLRT’s community outreach coordinator for Eden Prairie and Minnetonka. The SWLRT project’s principal contract administrator, Andrew (Andy) Hricovec, will be on hand to provide updates and answer questions about construction progress at Southwest Station and the entire 14.5-mile project.
Mockovciak says hard hats and other protective wear will be provided at the station site and that bad weather may prompt postponement. Southwest Station is located at the intersection of Technology Drive and Prairie Center Drive in Eden Prairie.
Similar tours are being conducted on different dates at the Kenilworth Tunnel/West Lake Street Station in Minneapolis, the Beltline Boulevard Station in St. Louis Park, The Excelsior Boulevard LRT Bridge in Hopkins, and the Opus LRT corridor in Minnetonka. More tours are likely to be scheduled later this summer should interest in them remains high.
Each tour is limited to 15 people. The tours are quickly filling up. Click here to make a reservation.