Rondo Neighborhood Time Line. By squeak Jan 1, 1947 Highway approved City of ST.PAUL approved the national highway's , departments proposed routes along ST.ANTHONY. Jan 1, 1948 Bus line The street cars were replaced by bus lines on RONDO AVE. Jan 1, 1949 Road Construction congress authorized federal financing of urban redevelopment project. ST.PAUL was the first city to win a project opproval. Jan 1, 1953 The Neighborhood African American leaders found out the city and state had approved the st.anthony route Jan 1, 1958 I-94 Acquisition of land for I-94, which replaced the north side of RONDO and the south side of ST.ANTHONY with strips of dirt. Jan 1, 1959 Say goodbye to rondo neighborhood. RONDO neighborhood was removed so that the highway construction can began. Dec 13, 2006 train going thru st.paul FTA gives its opproval to begin preliminary engineering on central corridor.(the train thats gonna go down university in ST.PAUL) Oct 1, 2007 ...... Central corridor projects office opens in the Griggs-midway building on university avenue. Sep 1, 2009 Fourth street public utility relocation began on fourth street in downtown ST.PAUL in advance of LRT construction that started in late summer 2010. May 1, 2010 ...... federal transit administration approves entry into final design. Apr 1, 2011 Fundings the project recieves its full funding grant agreement , the goverments contractual commitment to pay half the cost of building the line.