Demolition of parts of the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul — the next step in rebuilding the historic train station into a “multi-modal transportation hub ” — will begin Tuesday.
The demolition behind the main depot building will make room for train tracks and bus lanes.
Aan official groundbreaking of the project is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m., at Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street, and lots of officials are expected:
- Gov. Mark Dayton (invited)
- Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (invited)
- Congresswoman Betty McCollum (confirmed)
- Rep. Alice Hausman (confirmed)
- Mayor Chris Coleman (confirmed)
- Jim McDonough, Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority chair (confirmed)
- Matt Kramer, president/CEO, St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce (confirmed)
- Shar Knutson, president, Minnesota AFL-CIO (confirmed)
Thousands of construction jobs will be filled during the two-year construction process. A $35 million federal grant is helping to pay for this part of the $243 million project.