Cost of Vikings stadium road upgrades expected

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 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.