Major construction on the METRO D Line bus rapid transit (BRT) project is scheduled to begin the first week of April. This 18-mile line will connect neighborhoods and destinations in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Richfield, and Bloomington.
Construction of new D Line stations at 34 intersections will take place along:
44th Avenue, Emerson Avenue, and Fremont Avenue in north Minneapolis
Chicago and Portland Avenues in south Minneapolis
Portland Avenue in Richfield
American Boulevard in Bloomington
The D Line will use existing C Line stations in downtown Minneapolis and in Brooklyn Center. Construction along 44th Avenue in north Minneapolis and at 60th & Portland in south Minneapolis will be coordinated with street construction projects led by Hennepin County.
The current D Line contract does not include station construction at 38th & Chicago. Metro Transit is coordinating with the City of Minneapolis as they engage with community on future plans for this location. A future station would be built as part of a coordinated construction effort.
The project will also construct pedestrian and signal improvements at BRT station intersections, planned and funded in coordination with the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and the City of Bloomington. A fiber optic network will be built along the length of the whole corridor to link technology at stations.
Watch a video about the D Line and what to expect from construction.
What to expect from construction
Construction at each intersection will generally include new road and sidewalk sections, changes to traffic signals, and installation of new BRT shelters and other station features.
Some locations will also include utility work.
Intersections may be fully closed to auto traffic for up to a month with additional lane restrictions for longer time periods.
Sidewalk access will be maintained on at least one side of construction zones at all times.
Pedestrian access to homes and businesses will be maintained.
Buses will be detoured around construction intersections. Up-to-date information can be found at metrotransit.org/alerts. Subscribe to Rider Alerts for up-to-date information.
Crews will install underground conduit for a fiber optic network along the length of the whole corridor to link technology at stations.
D Line construction postcards
North of downtown Minneapolis: English Español Soomali Hmoob Afaan Oromo
South of downtown Minneapolis: English Español Soomali Hmoob Afaan Oromo
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Fiber connection fact sheet
Read the most recent update (September 30, 2022)