Test Results, Delays Increase Total Cost of Southwest LRT Project to $2 Billion
Analysis released today by the Metropolitan Council (Council) concludes that test results and project delays have increased the cost of the Southwest LRT Project to $1.994 billion – a $341 million increase. The additional costs are primarily related to poor ground conditions along the Southwest LRT line and soil contamination in St. Louis Park and Hopkins. The Council analysis also determined that the Southwest LRT Project would not open until 2020, instead of late 2019.
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