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Gold Line Project

Construction

View an interactive map of final station designs and construction updates

Construction Overview Fact Sheet (PDF)

Utility updates begin April 2022

Beginning in April 2022, crews will begin working in the project area to update overhead and underground utilities in advance of Gold Line construction. Work will occur along:

  • Interstate 94 from Mounds Boulevard to Interstate 694
  • Highway 61 from Warner Road to I-94
  • I-694 from I-94 to 10th Street

Utility construction activities will include:

  • Replacing utility cabinets, poles, foundations, and cables
  • Trenching underground tubes
  • Grading land to prepare for new bus-only lanes

Potential impacts to community members and commuters may include:

  • Closures on Hudson Road and Luella Street in St. Paul
  • Short-term closure of the I-94 bridge connecting Maple Street and Pacific Street in St. Paul for people who walk, bike, or roll
  • Lane and shoulder closures on I-94
  • Dust, noise, and vibrations

Construction photo - example of placing utility tubes on the Orange Line project

Example of placing utility tubes on the Orange Line project.

Gold Line Construction

METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) construction begins late 2022 and will continue through 2024 with service beginning in 2025. Activities that will occur during BRT construction includes:

  • Constructing bus-only lanes and repaving and restriping existing lanes
  • Constructing stations and Park & Ride facilities
  • Constructing new bridges and an underpass
  • Adding trails to connect people to stations and the existing trail network
  • Upgrading or adding traffic signals and signs at intersections
  • Upgrading utilities, adding lighting, and landscaping

Details on construction impacts will be available in late summer 2022.

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Construction photo - example of bridge construction on the Orange Line project

Pictured above: example of bridge construction on the Orange Line project.

Construction Contracting Opportunities and Events

Civil Contract Advertisement for Bids and Pre-bid Meeting

For current solicitation information, please visit:

Metropolitan Council Contracting Opportunities

Past Events

DBE and Prime Contractor Meet and Greet Event

April 6, 2022
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 Pine St. W.
Stillwater, MN 55082

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The Metropolitan Council’s Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity works to promote inclusion and vendor diversity with federal transportation projects. Prime contracting teams will be on hand to conduct brief interviews with prospective Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) subcontractors and suppliers during the meet and greet. This is your networking opportunity to learn about potential partnering opportunities.