Loop Trolley project to cost more than expected

3 years 10 months 2 days ago Friday, November 13 2015 Nov 13, 2015 Friday, November 13, 2015 7:34:48 AM CST November 13, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) — The Loop Trolley project in the St. Louis area is now expected to cost about $51 million, $8 million more than the original estimate.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the increase is due, in part, to street paving and landscaping costs.

Critics contend the cost of the 2.2-mile trolley line is too high. Some business owners said traffic problems caused by construction are hurting them.

But supporters said the trolley will be a boon for business as it brings in additional visitors to an already popular area.

The trolley will run from the Delmar Loop in University City to Forest Park in St. Louis.

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