The City has received a federal funding commitment of approximately $127 million for the Metro Line Northwest LRT, solidifying the City’s long-term vision to expand LRT to the northwest of Edmonton.
Through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan, the Government of Canada is providing approximately $127 million for the Metro Line Northwest LRT, adding to the approximately $131 million committed by the Government of Alberta in November 2018.
The City will now seek to finalize municipal funding requirements and present to City Council for consideration this spring. These funds allow the City to continue moving forward with procuring the contractors to extend the Metro Line by 1.5 kilometres into Blatchford.
Once all the funding is in place, it will take about 1 year to complete design and select a contractor for the Metro Line Northwest LRT extension into Blatchford, and another 4 years to complete construction and commissioning.