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E Line Project

Faster transit is coming to the Route 6 Corridor 

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E Line Construction Map accessible version linked below

Accessible map

The map above shows the year in which stations will be constructed (where known) and shows E Line stations that are being constructed in coordination with projects led by another agency.  This map will be updated as more detailed construction schedule information becomes available and as station construction is completed.   

Once construction begins, the E Line team will send email updates to subscribers once a week during the construction season. These updates will provide more information on when construction will start at individual station locations.  

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What to expect from construction

In addition to stations, E Line construction activities will also include installation of fiber optic communication infrastructure and construction of additional pedestrian, traffic signal, bikeway, and intersection improvements delivered in partnership with Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis.  

  • Work in the corridor will include station construction, utility work, pavement and intersection improvements, and traffic signal changes.
  • Expect temporary lane restrictions and marked detours for traffic.
  • Pedestrian access will remain for businesses and residences.
  • Buses will experience detours during construction. Up-to-date information about bus detours and temporary stop locations can be found at metrotransit.org/alerts and by subscription to Rider Alerts.  
  • Construction will be staged at each station intersection to allow for vehicular traffic flow.

Coordinated projects

To minimize impacts on residents and businesses, Metro Transit is working with Hennepin County, MnDOT, and the City of Minneapolis to construct E Line stations in coordination with their projects. For more information and to sign up for construction updates on these projects, follow the links below.

Hennepin County – University and Fourth roadway improvements (2024 construction)

Includes major construction of these stations:

  • University/4th Street & Rec Center/Ridder Arena
  • University/4th Street & 15th Avenue
  • ​University/4th Street & 10th/11th Avenue

Hennepin CountyHennepin and First roadway improvements (2024 construction)

Includes major construction of this station:

  • Hennepin/1st Avenue & 2nd Street NE

City of Minneapolis Hennepin Ave. S. Reconstruction (2024-2025 construction)

Includes major construction of these stations:

  • Hennepin & Franklin
  • Hennepin & 25th Street
  • Uptown Transit Station

MnDOT University Avenue and Fourth Street (2025 construction)

Includes major construction of these stations:

  • University/4th Street & 6th Avenue
  • University & Central

Station construction by year

E Line construction will take place over the 2024 and 2025 construction seasons. Several stations listed above will be built as part of other major construction projects. More construction details, including the construction year for stations that are not identified below, will be provided in spring 2024 once a construction contractor is selected.

Stations to be constructed in 2024:

  • Upton & 43rd Street (construction to be coordinated with City of Minneapolis sewer and water utility improvements at this intersection)
  • France & 44th Street*
  • France & 47th Street*
  • France & 50th Street*
  • France & 54th Street*
  • France & 58th Street

* Additional pedestrian safety improvements will be constructed at these intersections in coordination with Hennepin County. 

Stations to be constructed in 2025:

  • Hennepin & Gateway
  • Hennepin & Groveland
  • Richfield Road & Bde Maka Ska South
  • Southdale Transit Center

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Rendering of future METRO E Line station


What is the METRO  E  Line?  

The METRO E Line is a planned bus rapid transit (BRT) line that will provide faster and more reliable transit service in the Route 6 corridor along University Avenue/4th Street, Hennepin Avenue, and France Avenue from the University of Minnesota to Southdale.  

BRT is a package of transit enhancements that adds up to a faster trip and an improved experience on Metro Transit’s busiest bus routes. Learn more at metrotransit.org/brt or watch a short video.


Project schedule

  • Fall 2021: Corridor plan released for public comment
  • June 2022: Metropolitan Council approval of final corridor plan
  • 2022–2023: Design of stations and other improvements
  • 2024–2025: Construction 
  • 2025: E Line service begins

Project Contact
Erik Thompson
Community Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]