Cost to fix up roads near proposed Vikings stadium expected; has been hang-up to progress

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 18, 2011 - 4:00 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Supporters at the Capitol of building a new Minnesota Vikings stadium in Arden Hills are expecting to find out the total cost of fixing up roads in the surrounding suburban area, which has been slowing progress on the effort.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is expected to release its analysis Wednesday. The agency had estimated it would cost at least $175 million to fix roads around where the team and Ramsey County want to build the $1.1 billion stadium, but county officials insisted that was too high and the sides have been working to agree on a final number.

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative backers of the stadium have said any road improvement costs will have to be subtracted from the state's proposed $300 million share of building the stadium.

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