The area crossing the river and the University of Alberta is being reviewed in the Summer of 2018. However, this was the original plan that was presented.
The central LRT route will connect with the Valley Line West LRT at 102 Avenue and 107 Street. It will head south on 107 Street, turning west on 99 Avenue and then south to a bridge river crossing.
Crossing The River
While the High Level Bridge was the preferred river crossing, investigation and analysis determined the bridge could not support the additional load of LRT trains. The Dudley B. Menzies Bridge wasn't considered, it runs the Capital and Metro high-floor LRT lines and can't accommodate the low-floor system. The study reviewed other river crossing locations east and west of the High Level Bridge and recommends a new bridge structure between the High Level Bridge and Dudley B. Menzies Bridge.
University of Alberta Area
After crossing the river, the preferred route has the LRT on 110 Street before turning west onto 89 Avenue and south on 112 Street where it will head east onto Whyte Avenue.
Whyte Avenue emerged as the preferred east/west route; however, comes with challenges. This segment will provide better connections to key destinations. Tradeoffs need to be considered to manage potential impacts to parking, trees, medians and vehicle space.
The preferred route will be determined to an end point in the Bonnie Doon area. Route options farther east revealed more in-depth studies. This work will be deferred to a future study.