2014, when light-rail makes its debut in Saint Paul, is still a long way away, but at least there was a whiff of the end of the disruption its construction has caused in the city’s Lowertown neighborhood.
This afternoon, concrete is being poured, entombing the rails for the first time on 4th Street near Broadway.
It will take the rest of the year for all of the rail on 4th Street to be installed.
Here’s the Metropolitan Council’s July construction update for the Central Corridor light rail line.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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