What are the cost estimates and funding sources for the Preferred Alternative?

The plan implementation cost was last estimated in 2016 and is listed below. Construction costs have increased significantly since 2016.

  • With bus lanes, the capital cost would be $102 million with an operation and maintenance budget of $3.2 million annually.
  • With a light rail, the capital cost would be $428 - $527 million with an operation and maintenance budget of $6 million annually. The light rail would run from the airport to Rubey Park. 

A new estimate will be sought during the plan development phase of the project.

Funding for the plan will be a combination of local, state, and federal dollars. However, we won't know the specifics until there is consensus in the community on the path forward for a new bridge.

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1. What are the challenges of rebuilding the existing Castle Creek Bridge?
2. If we proceed with the Preferred Alternative, what’s next?
3. What are the cost estimates and funding sources for the Preferred Alternative?