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by MSP
May 27th, 2016, 3:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 53027

Re: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)

Those big styrofoam blocks are called geofoam. Basically it's lightweight fill, a lot a road and bridge projects use it where you have poor soils.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geofoam
by MSP
October 29th, 2015, 6:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 2754

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

VAStationDude wrote:On a wb train that made Fairview, Prior, Cleveland, Vandalia, hampden, raymond, Franklin and both 280 lights. It can be done!
^^^
Interesting article regarding St. Paul
http://www.roadsbridges.com/going-green
by MSP
October 21st, 2015, 5:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 873
Views: 130778

Re: Alatus St. Anthony Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site)

Nice! I like it. The beginning of a second skyline in Minneapolis.
by MSP
February 26th, 2015, 3:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I'm on a Boat!
Replies: 25
Views: 2758

Re: I'm on a Boat!

Stillwater wants in on this as well
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_ ... ury-cruise
by MSP
July 9th, 2014, 8:14 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tower crane count
Replies: 21
Views: 5616

Re: Tower crane count

Just thought I'd give this thread a bump. There's so much construction in MPLS right now. I've never seen so much stuff going up at the same time. It's cool to see...
by MSP
June 21st, 2014, 11:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 2754

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Ridership figures from the weekend -- 61,000 on the Green Line on Saturday (14 hours), nearly 46k on Sunday, for a total of 107k. https://www.metrotransit.org/107000-rides-taken-on-metro-green-line-trains-during-opening-weekend Saturday had around 93000 rides on light rail. That's gotta be the reco...
by MSP
May 17th, 2014, 8:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 998
Views: 129838

Re: Target Field Station

I stopped by on my bike this afternoon. It was nice!
by MSP
May 13th, 2014, 5:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 998
Views: 129838

Re: Target Field Station

Grabbed a picture of the sign yesterday evening from 5th & Washington. I actually think it looks pretty cool- people will definitely be able to find the station. http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-frc/t51.2885-15/10296838_1450812178492590_1932365722_n.jpg Does anyone know if it will be illu...
by MSP
January 21st, 2014, 5:31 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Urbanized Area Boundary
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Urbanized Area Boundary

St. Joseph Township is where the new St. Croix river crossing is going to connect to Wisconsin.
by MSP
March 2nd, 2013, 12:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 73867

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha)

It looks like Hiawatha will get more pedestrian friendly. Bumpouts in many places too.

http://www.minnehaha-hiawatha.com/crossings
by MSP
November 29th, 2012, 7:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MN Highway 36
Replies: 47
Views: 3347

Re: HWY 36 walkway????

The area around Rosedale is a lot better than it used to be pedestrian wise. There are fairly new trails along both county rd B2 and county rd C in the area. I walked to Rosedale on my lunch break yesterday, took me 5 minutes.
by MSP
November 20th, 2012, 5:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Park and Portland Avenues
Replies: 93
Views: 13961

Re: Park and Portland

PhilmerPhil wrote:Park has been restriped to 2 car lanes and a buffered bike lane, Portland is next.
From where to where?
The Park/Portland bridges over 94/35W will be redecked next summer and I know they will remain 3 lanes each way at that location, with the bike lanes on the outside if remember correctly.
by MSP
November 9th, 2012, 11:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I-35W/I-94 Commons
Replies: 78
Views: 19016

Re: I-35W/I-94 Commons

I still have to laugh to see five lanes in the tunnel. Not gunna happen. Not. Gunna. Each tunnel is roughly 44' wide. A standard traffic lane is 12'. 3 lanes each way is 36' with a 4' shoulder on the inside and outside for a total of 44'. Even going down to 4 11' lanes would mean there would be zer...
by MSP
November 9th, 2012, 8:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 282512

Re: Green Line (Central)

They are huge in Internet Explorer...
by MSP
October 29th, 2012, 7:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I-35W/I-94 Commons
Replies: 78
Views: 19016

Re: I-35W/I-94 Commons-

There are no plans to widen the tunnel. It would be way too expensive.
I heard it would cost over a billion dollars or some insanely expensive number to do that.
by MSP
October 25th, 2012, 8:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lowry Avenue Bridge
Replies: 42
Views: 7642

Re: Lowry Avenue Bridge

Looks nice. I dig the lighting
by MSP
October 21st, 2012, 7:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tower crane count
Replies: 21
Views: 5616

Tower crane count

Just thought I'd start a thread on this. This would apply citywide.
by MSP
October 9th, 2012, 3:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70
Replies: 153
Views: 23196

Re: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70

Nice!
The first of many more to come.
by MSP
September 16th, 2012, 3:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 73867

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha)

The new LRT vehicle is sitting just inside the south maintenace doors at the Franklin storage and maintenace facility. The front changeable sign read Green Line an had a green square to the left of the text. Couldn't posibly snap a photo from my seat on a southbound blue line seat. Cool...we're gro...
by MSP
September 11th, 2012, 7:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 73867

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha)

Thank you Mulad for the pics...I wonder what they look like without the blue wrapping?

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