Monday, November 02, 2009

Northstar Fridley Station work progressing

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Construction activities at the Fridley, Minn., Northstar commuter rail station are slightly behind schedule. However, crews remain optimistic that the station will be ready for opening day, Nov. 14. Milling and overlay of 61st Way occurred on October 30. Work on the station elevators was completed the week of Oct. 27, with inspections occurring he following week. Installation of handrails throughout the station is complete, as is roof work on the station shelters and east and west.

Painting around the station shelters and entrances is complete. Landscaping continues, as does sign installations around the station occurred. Benches are scheduled to be installed the week of Nov. 2, as well as final mechanical/plumbing, electrical and building inspections.

Northstar Commuter Rail will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 14, with regular commuter service beginning Nov. 16.

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