Central Corridor Light Rail
Minneapolis to St. Paul, MN
Kimley-Horn is working as a subconsultant to design an 11-mile light rail transit (LRT) line from Minneapolis to St. Paul. The line will accommodate 31 LRT vehicles and connect 16 stations. Kimley-Horn provided preliminary design, final design, construction bidding, and construction oversight and management services, and is leading all civil engineering, streetscape design, and traffic design including traffic forecasting, operations analysis, traffic simulation, and development of roadway improvements for the project. The firm has developed more than a dozen options for routing various combinations of light rail, buses, cars, taxis, and commuter rail through the University of Minnesota as well as into the historic Union Depot in downtown St. Paul. Kimley-Horn also serves as the principal liaison between the design team and the group preparing the final EIS.