Engineers study game day traffic flow into Metrodome

10:15 PM, Oct 25, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The new Vikings stadium is scheduled to open in time for the 2016 season, but planners are already on the ground at the Metrodome site.

Traffic engineers with Kimley-Horn were at the game before kickoff on Thursday evaluating how traffic flows outside of the dome.

"We are looking at all of the modes, looking at how light rail interacts with buses and pedestrians," engineer Jonette Kuhnau said.

The plan is to get all of that detailed and laid out for the architect for the stadium, HKS Inc.

Putting a bigger stadium on the current site will challenge existing traffic patterns, so the goal of the engineers is to get as much information as they can on site, on a game day like Thursday night, so they can get that to HKS, Inc.

The engineers will also be on site for a Sunday game in November to study that traffic flow as well.

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