METRO Green Line Extension LRT

The METRO Green Line Extension Light Rail Transit (LRT) will operate southwest from downtown Minneapolis through the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie.

The light rail transit line will include 15 new stations and will be part of an integrated system of transitways, including connections to the METRO Green Line, the Northstar Commuter Rail Line, bus lines, and proposed future transitways. The total estimated project cost of $1.858 billion will be funded by the Metropolitan Council through a mix of federal, state, and local sources. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with service scheduled to begin in 2021.

Sambatek provided stormwater services on the East Segment of the METRO Green Line Extension, preparing 13 stormwater management reports, over 350 plan sheets, as well as drainage-related specifications for the 8.5 mile segment.

In addition to stormwater services, Sambatek provided multiple surveying and mapping services for the project. This included a project-wide three-dimensional control survey, real time  and  post-acquisition aerial control surveys, topographic surveys, comprehensive subsurface utility inventories for public and private facilities in compliance with ASCE  SUE Guidelines for collection and mapping of existing subsurface utilities.

Sambatek also completed boundary surveys of existing railroad and highway rights-of-way and other properties along the East Segment corridor. Field surveys and mapping were completed of complex BNSF Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway and Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority rights-of-way throughout the corridor.

Video Courtesy of Metropolitan Council