Where We Are
Two open houses were held on November 15 and 16, 2017 to share refinements to the LRT preliminary design. The results of the recent assessment of LRT crossings at key intersections were also provided, including what we heard during the previous engagements.
In 2016, the Valley Line West received funding through the Government of Canada’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) to review the preliminary design that was completed in 2013.
This an important step, as it will acknowledge any changes that have occurred since the original work was done.
The funding also covers work to determine the most appropriate project delivery method (P3, for example) and to develop a business case for construction funding. This work will position the City to be procurement ready when new funding becomes available.
While there are no timelines for additional funding, the City hopes to be ready to initiate the procurement phase as early as 2018. Once additional funding is secured, it is anticipated it would take about 1-year to select a contractor for the Valley Line West and another 5-years to complete construction.