Crafting a Complex Design for a Congested Location Along Cedar Avenue

Challenge

The Cedar Grove Transit Station serves as a lynchpin of the METRO Red Line BRT system, connecting local and commuter transit riders directly to the Mall of America Transit Station, Apple Valley Transit Station and local routes. Project challenges included designing a skyway spanning both the northbound lanes and ramp exit on TH 77 while also avoiding major underground utilities.

Solution

The new station design is a significant expansion of the original facility, adding a signature station element in the freeway median and connecting the two components with a skyway. SEH led the design of the station, skyway bridge connection over northbound TH 77 (Cedar Avenue), and redesign of northbound and southbound TH 77 for dedicated bus lanes into and out of the median station.

Features

  • Expansion and modifications to the existing station facility
  • Skyway bridge to connect the two station elements
  • Station platform layout and operational functionality
  • Security issues identification and controls
  • Exterior lighting enhancements
  • Building design complementary with other stations on the Red Line system

Awards

  • 2018 Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN) Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies

Project
Cedar Grove Transit Station

Location
Eagan, Minnesota

Client
Metropolitan Council Metro Transit

Services
Architecture
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
Construction Services
Highway Design
Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Survey
Traffic Engineering
Transportation Planning
Water Engineering
Water Resources Engineering