Metropolitan Council of Greater Minneapolis | Hennepin County Interchange Design-Build
The Interchange Project in Minneapolis, MN, was envisioned and constructed as a multi-faceted program, combining an intermodal transit station and significant public spaces. Adjacent to the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field are a small amphitheater and great lawn where large pre-game events, concerts, and various seasonal events are held. The Target Field Station was officially opened to the public in May 2014, and is considered a huge success.
As part of the design-build team, SYSTRA provided light rail track and systems design and construction support services for all disciplines. The transit aspects of this program included extension of the Metro Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT) to accommodate the new Target Field Station, vehicle storage tracks primarily for game day usage and provisions for future connections of the Southwest and Bottineau light rail lines.