Hiawatha LRT Trail reopening tomorrow between 11th Ave. S. and 15th Ave. S.

After being closed for more than two and a half years, the Hiawatha LRT Trail between 11th Ave. S and 15th Ave. S. will reopen to bicycle and pedestrian traffic on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 a.m. The closure was needed to complete work related to the METRO Green Line construction.

Bicyclists and pedestrians should still be aware that METRO Green Line workers will periodically use the trail to access work zones and complete some remaining tasks. They should also be aware of the new at-grade light rail crossing between 11th Ave. S. and 15th Ave. S. When the gate arms are down, bicycle and pedestrian traffic is required to stop until the arms are raised. While the crossing is not frequently used at this time, light rail traffic will pick up in the coming months as vehicle testing and training are performed. Additional light rail safety information related to bicycles and pedestrians can be found here. The METRO Green Line is scheduled to open to the public on June 14, 2014.

Published Jan. 29, 2014