Construction Hotline: 651-602-1919
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Watch timelapse video of Gold Line construction activities at the Etna Street Station area and the new Bielenberg Drive bridge area on our construction cams.
Project staff will host construction walking tours in St. Paul and Woodbury. This is an opportunity to see construction progress. Tours will stay outside of the construction sites. Attendees should be prepared for a short walk. Below are the dates and locations. Attendance is capped at 15 participants per tour.
- Woodbury: RESCHEDULED Bielenberg Drive on
Saturday, September 23, October 7 at 12 p.m.
Gold Line Construction
METRO Gold Line bus rapid transit project construction began fall 2022 and will continue through 2024 with service beginning in 2025. Activities that will occur during 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
Construction Overview Fact Sheet (June 2023) - PDF
Hudson Road Construction Overview Fact Sheet (June 2023) - PDF
Weekly Construction Updates
Construction Update – September 22, 2023
Downtown St. Paul
- Construction of downtown stations
- Construction of platforms at: Rice Park, 6th St. & Minnesota, 5th St. & Cedar, 5th St. & Robert, Union Depot & Sibley, Union Depot & Wacouta
- Lane and sidewalk closures around station areas
- Utility work near station areas
St. Paul: Kellogg Boulevard to Etna Street/Highway61
- Earl Street closed over I-94: spring-summer 2023
- Wilson Avenue lane closure between Johnson Parkway and Etna Street: fall 2023
- Hudson Road closed between Maria Avenue and Johnson Parkway: early summer-fall 2023
- Maple Street pedestrian bridge over I-94 closed: summer-fall 2023
- I-94: weekend closures in early summer 2023 and overnight closures in early fall 2023, and ongoing shoulder and non-rush hour lane closures during Maple Street pedestrian bridge reconstruction
St. Paul: Etna Street/Highway 61 to White Bear Avenue
- I-94/Highway 61 interchange: ramp, lane, and shoulder closures: spring 2023
- Hudson Road closed between Old Hudson Road and White Bear Avenue: early summer-fall 2023
- Highway 61: northbound Highway 61 down to a single lane for one month: summer 2023
St. Paul: Ruth Street
- Ruth Street closed over I-94: spring-early summer 2023
- Ramp closed from Ruth Street to westbound I-94: spring-summer 2023
Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale, Woodbury construction
Maplewood: McKnight Road to Century Avenue
- Hudson Road closed west of Century Avenue: spring-early summer 2023
- Century Avenue lane closures and week-long road closure: summer 2023
Oakdale: Hadley Avenue, 4th Street and Helmo Avenue
- 4th Street bridge reconstruction rescheduled to 2024
- Lane closures on 4th Street between Hadley Avenue and Helmo Avenue due to utility work: spring-summer 2023
- Helmo Avenue closed between 4th Street and Hudson Boulevard: spring-early summer 2023
Woodbury: I-94, Bielenberg Drive and Guider Drive
- Overnight interstate closures and periodic lane and shoulder closures on I-94 near Bielenberg Drive/Helmo Avenue for construction of new Bielenberg Drive bridge over I-94: ongoing
- Road and lane closures on Bielenberg Drive between Hudson Road and Guider Drive: spring-fall 2023
- Guider Drive closure between Bielenberg Drive and Woodlane Drive: summer 2023
Phases of BRT construction
- Site preparation: remove trees, debris, buildings, and prepare site for construction.
- Utility relocation: relocate and install new public (water, sewer, etc.) and private (electric, gas, communications) utilities.
- Infrastructure improvements: construct bridges, sidewalks, walls, and road along the BRT route including new dedicated BRT lanes on the north side of I-94 from St. Paul to Woodbury.
- Station construction: construct station platforms, shelters, and Park & Ride areas.
- Station area and final cleanup: install station communication equipment, landscaping, amenities, and final site cleanup.
- Operations testing: test buses and station equipment.
- Gold Line opens: begin passenger service.
What to expect during construction
Metro Transit is committed to minimizing the inconveniences associated with construction and providing notification of upcoming work and impacts.
- Weekly email updates are sent out to highlight upcoming work and provide any potential impacts to people who live, work, and travel through the construction area.
- Project staff are available to respond to questions, comments and concerns through the construction phone line and email.
Construction work hours
- Typical working hours for construction crews are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
- Some Sunday and overnight work may occur.
Road closures, lane restrictions and detours
- Advance signage of road closures will be placed at minimum seven days before a closure.
- Detour routes will be identified, and detour signs installed during any closure.
- Advance notice of road closures will be provided to nearby property owners. Access to properties will be available at all times; however, alternate access points and detours may be used.
Sidewalk and trail closures and detours
- People who walk, bike, and roll will be provided a detour route during any sidewalk and trail closure.
- Advance notice of sidewalk closures will be provided to nearby property owners. Access to properties will be available at all times; however, alternate access points and detours may be used.
- Access to properties for deliveries will be available and visible as part of the effort to maintain access to properties during construction.
- Existing bus routes may be detoured, and stops may be closed and/or relocated. Check https://www.metrotransit.org/rider-alerts for up-to-date information and sign up to receive rider alerts for your bus routes.
Construction vehicle traffic
- There will be an increase of construction vehicles in the area including trucks hauling materials in and out of the area.
- Project staff are coordinating haul routes with local cities and counties to minimize impacts to people who live and drive in the area.
Noise and vibrations
- Construction activities can create noise and vibration levels that are higher than typical non- construction times.
- Crews and equipment are on site monitoring the noise and vibrations generated from activities to ensure that it does not exceed acceptable levels.
- Construction activities like excavation, material placement, concrete work, and pavement grinding can create dust.
- The contractor will take steps to control dust including using water trucks to minimize dust and dirt blowing from the construction site.
- Construction sites will be kept clean through regular construction waste removal and street sweeping.
Site safety and security
- Construction sites involve the movement of heavy equipment and activities. The contractor will maintain a secure construction site. Do not enter construction sites.
- The contractor is committed to avoiding damage to surrounding properties. If you think damage to your property has occurred due to construction activities, please email or call project staff as soon as possible.
Construction contracting opportunities and events
For current solicitation information, please visit: Metropolitan Council Contracting Opportunities
2023 Construction Public Meetings
Public meetings were held in March and April.
Meeting materials will be available soon
DBE and Prime Contractor Meet and Greet Event
April 6, 2022
10 a.m. - noon
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 Pine St. W.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Access event flyer - PDF
Access event attendees - PDF
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.