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Central Corridor construction beating deadlines

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Construction work on the Central Corridor light-rail line is ahead of schedule – 84 percent complete compared to a target of 75 percent by this date, MPR reports.

Contractor promises to restore the street in front of any given University Avenue business within five months were kept, although
business owners say they still suffered, MPR reports. (Business owners and residents are still pursuing a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Council to force the completion of a business impact study.)

But all in all, year two of the massive infrastructure project to connect St. Paul and Minneapolis by light rail went more smoothly than the first, MPR notes. Mild weather helped keep work moving along, MPR says. And project managers learned to keep construction zones shorter to make more efficient use of crews, MPR says. The last piece of roadwork this season is in a two-block segment of Cedar Street in downtown St. Paul, in front of MPR's broadcasting studio and two historic churches, the station reports.

MinnPost has an easy-to-read list of what's left to do in 2013.

Get construction updates, news, public hearing info and more on this Metropolitan Council website.

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