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Monday, August 31, 2009

Northstar crews continue construction work

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Construction in downtown Minneapolis continues as crews work on the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit extension and the Northstar Commuter Rail station. Punchlist work continues at the commuter stations in Big Lake, Elk River, Anoka and Coon Rapids. System testing also continues as crews are testing both the Northstar train system and the LRT extension.

Crews began milling and paving the LRT track area. This work is scheduled to finish early the week of August 31. There will be no impact to vehicular or pedestrian traffic. Communications system testing and programming continued at both the LRT and Northstar stations this week. Installation of the handrail at the LRT station was completed. The overhead catenary system wires are now live

Crews continued concrete pours for the station platform at the Fridley Northstar station. Concrete work on the platform will continue the week of August 31. Preparation for curb and gutter work on the north side of 61st Way occurred this week with work scheduled to be completed the week of August 31. Once the curb and gutter work is complete, crews will begin grading for sidewalks and roadway. Painting of the steel on the station platform began this week and is scheduled to continue. Work in the tunnel continues with tiling and electrical work to continue the week of August 31.

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