Snelling, Ford Parkway and 46th Street BRT to launch on June 11, 2016!
In late 2015, Metro Transit will introduce the A Line. It’s a new kind of bus service for the Twin Cities’ busiest urban streets. Bus rapid transit – or BRT – is a package of transit enhancements that adds up to a faster trip and an improved experience.
The A Line on Snelling, Ford & 46th Street will be the first in a system of urban arterial BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) lines to be built in coming years.
Update July 27, 2015
Ford Parkway and Woodlawn Avenue Construction
Metro Transit construction on the eastbound and westbound sides of Ford Parkway at Woodlawn began on July 22 and will continue for approximately four weeks. Construction involves demolition and removal of some sidewalk concrete, underground electrical work and station platform installation. During construction these detours will be in place:
Ford Parkway will be down to one lane of traffic between Woodlawn Avenue and Mt. Curve Boulevard on both sides of the street. Concrete will be poured at the eastbound side of Ford Parkway at Woodlawn. This may slow traffic but a full closure of eastbound Ford Parkway.
Expect a full closure of the westbound side of Ford Parkway between Woodlawn and Mt. Curve Boulevard by July 31. Westbound road traffic will be detoured to Highland Parkway for approximately one week after which it will return to one lane.
All pedestrian traffic between Woodlawn Avenue and Mt. Curve Boulevard is detoured to the south (eastbound) side of Ford Parkway. A temporary pedestrian walkway has been set up in the driveway of the old Ford Plant site.
Bus Detour – Affects Routes 46, 74 and 84
Bus stop #4279 Ford Parkway and Mt. Curve Boulevard westbound and bus stop #4290 Ford Parkway and Woodlawn Avenue eastbound are closed. Please board routes 46, 74 and 84 eastbound buses at a temporary stop on Ford Parkway just past Mt. Curve. Westbound buses may be boarded on Ford Parkway & Mt. Curve Boulevard (in front of Baker’s Square).
Aside from these closures, remaining bus stops will not be affected by weeklong westbound side closure of Ford Pkwy between Woodlawn Avenue and Mt. Curve Boulevard.
Finn Street Construction – Begins Week of Aug. 3
Construction traffic controls will be placed at Finn Street and Ford Parkway on Monday, Aug. 3. Please expect lane closures and traffic controls on Ford Parkway between Cretin Avenue and Cleveland Avenue.
A Rider Alert will be posted when impacts to bus stops are determined.
46th Street and 46th Avenue Station Construction – Continues through Aug. 10
Construction will continue on 46th Street and 46th Avenue through the second week of August. All lane closures, sidewalk and bus detours will continue until this work is complete.
Route 84 Bus Detour – Snelling Avenue
Due to ongoing construction, northbound and southbound Route 84 buses have been detoured from Snelling Avenue to Pascal Avenue between Marshall Avenue and Pierce Butler Route. Temporary bus stops have been marked. For details regarding bus detours and to plan your trip contact the Transit Information Center at 612-373-3333.
Update June 20, 2015
A Line construction is expected begin at Ford Parkway and Woodlawn Avenue Station on Wednesday, July 23. Ford Parkway will be reduced to two lanes of traffic between Woodlawn Avenue and Mt Curve Blvd. Expect demolition activities to begin later this week. Construction at Woodlawn Avenue will continue for approximately four weeks.
Additional information regarding this project is available at A-Line. The site is updated regularly with the latest project information and frequently asked questions.
Update November 11, 2014
BRT Service includes the following:
• Frequent service: Service so frequent you won’t need a schedule, along with fewer stops so you’ll be moving more of the time
• Train-like features: You’ll pay your fare before you get on for faster boarding and wait at enhanced stations
• Enhanced stations with more amenities: Real-time departure signs so you’ll always know when the bus is coming, enhanced maps and signage
• Enhanced security: Stations with cameras and emergency phones, fare enforcement by Transit Police and improved lighting
• Specialized vehicles: Unique, recognizable buses with wider aisles and additional doors so more people can get on and off easily
LEARN AND GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK
Come and Learn about the Snelling Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and offer your
comments at an open house:
Tuesday, July 9
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Hamline University, Klas Center
1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul
Monday, July 15
5 – 7 p.m.
Hillcrest Recreational Center, Gymnasium
1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul
Wednesday, July 17
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Macalester College, Weyerhaeuser Hall
62 Macalester Street, St. Paul