While there are technical and political questions along the entire route, what to do about routing freight, LRT, and bikes through the Kenilworth Trail between West Lake Street and 394 is undoubtedly the biggest issue to overcome if the project needs â¦ The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Preferred Alternative is the alternative identified as the favored course of action to meet the Projectâs Purpose and Need. The latest on Southwest LRT and what we know now about the construction schedule for the 14.5-mile, Minneapolis-to-Eden Prairie route. Southwest light rail map. (Image from the Met Council) Large machinery is helping place supports for pedestrian and freight bridges over Minnehaha Creek. The tunnel for Cedar Lake Regional Trail users at the Blake Road Station is underway as a part of the Southwest Light Rail line project. The head of the Counties Transit Improvement Board says a cut-and-cover tunnel through a Minneapolis freight rail corridor appears to be the clearest way forward for the Southwest LRT project. Architects have endorsed a $100 million-plus plan to put Southwest Corridor light-rail trains in tunnels through a Minneapolis recreation area. The Metropolitan Council (MC) is planning a light rail transit (LRT) extension of the METRO Green Line from the existing Target Field LRT station in downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie in suburban Hennepin County, serving the suburban municipalities of Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park. The Southwest LRT (Metro Green Line Extension) is an underâconstruction 14.5-mile (23.3 km) light rail transit corridor in Hennepin County, Minnesota, with service between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.The estimated one-way travel time from Southwest Station in Eden Prairie to Target Field Station in Minneapolis is 32 minutes. The Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) (METRO Green Line Extension) Project is an extension of the METRO Green Line (Central Corridor LRT), which will operate from downtown Minneapolis through the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie, passing in close proximity to Edina. Work on the Southwest Light Rail Transit project paused briefly the week of Christmas, but it wasnât long before crews were back to work on the $2 billion project. The Southwest Light Rail (SWLRT) corridor, otherwise known as the Green Line Extension, sure is one heavily debated and contentious project. Click on green icons for station details or change the basemap for a different backdrop. Zoom in to view rail line and station locations. The proposed alignment generally parallels freight rail and roadway rights-of-way, with several â¦ Southwest LRT project uses machinery that reduces noise, disruption It was the first time they had backed one proposal over a competing plan a $200 million proposal to reroute freight trains in St. Louis Park, which residents there strongly opposed.