Hennepin County is holding a third and final public hearing on Thursday to take comments on the draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Southwest light-rail line.
The draft document details possible impacts of the 15-mile line on five cities -- Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie. The $1.25 billion project is slated to start construction in 2015 and open in 2018.
Input will be accepted until Dec. 11 at swcorridor@ co.hennepin.mn.us or by mail to Hennepin County Housing, Community Works & Transit, 701 4th Av. S., Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For details, go to www.south westtransitway.org.
The Metropolitan Council will review all input and release a final environmental impact statement, giving more detailed effects on cities and specific solutions.