I just want to make sure I understand this correctly, the track being delivered in this video is for the relocated freight rail, correct?
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The City of Eden Prairie is allocating money supplementing a grant the City received to have the Town Center Station constructed. Before this grant the station was listed as “deferred”. That meant SWLRT project office would install the infrastructure for the station during the construction of the alignment. When the money for the station became available the station would be added later.
In short, Town Center Station is being built concurrently with the other stations in the alignment over the next three years. If online documents do not reflect this they have not been updates.
Oh yes, they've already been working on construction there, SW Station & Golden Triangle.In case anyone was confused (like me), I sent an email to someone on the SWLRT team inquiring about the status of the EP Town Center station. I had heard through media reports that the City of Eden Prairie had contributed funds to include the station during construction and be ready when the line opens, but most (all?) of the documents on the SWLRT website list the station as "Future".
SWLRT staff confirmed that EP contributed sufficient funds to allow the station to open with the rest of the line.
I had a coworker get hit walking at the same intersection to the bus back in May. The city really needs to prioritize peds + bikes over fast turning cars at that intersection!The intersection was Oak Grove St and Lyndale/Hennepin.
I´m gonna guess the bridge would of been repaired eventually but but it would depend on how good TC&W are usually with keeping their tracks in decent condition. As for why there doing it as soon as possible, it might have to do with the whole tunnels/bridge mess in the Kenilworth corridor and them not being sure the bridge is a hundred percent safe when heavy construction startsThis is interesting and I wonder who is paying for it and what would have happened if SWLRT wasn't a thing.
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