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Determining How the LRT Will Fit

Project Lifecycle Concept

March 2009 to October 2010

Ellerslie Road to 41 Avenue SW Concept Planning Approved

October 2010

Concepts plans for the 3 km extension from Ellerslie Road to 41 Avenue SW have been brought up-to-date with the Neighbourhood Area Structure Plans for Heritage Valley Town Centre and Desrochers. These plans were approved by City Council in October 2009 and October 2010.

Concept Plans – Ellerslie Road to 41 Ave SW

Ellerslie Road to 41 Ave SW Map

Century Park to Ellerslie Road Preliminary Engineering Completed

May 2010

Preliminary Engineering for the first 4.5 km from Century Park to Ellerslie Road was completed in 2010.

Century Park to Ellerslie Road Map

Information Session

April 2010

The City presented the recommended preliminary design plans for the future South LRT extension. Feedback from previous open house, resident and business meetings and Stakeholder Information Panel meetings in Fall 2009 were considered in the development of the preliminary design plans.

Information Session Displays

Preliminary Engineering Handout

Information Session Summary

Stakeholder Information Panel Wrap Up

March 2010

The City shared the proposed preliminary engineering based on feedback.

Century Park to Ellerslie Road Preliminary Engineering Brochure

Stakeholder Information Panel Meeting

December 10, 2009

The City meet with the Stakeholder Information Panel to gather feedback regarding specific landscaping and aesthetic themes and share updates on the status of the project.



Open House

October 2009

The City held an open house to share information and gather input on the project.

Open House Displays

Open House Summary

Stakeholder Information Panel Meeting

September 24, 2009

The City meet with the Stakeholder Information Panel to gather input on impacts of the project.



Residential Land Owner and Business Owner/Operator Meeting

August 2009

The City presented and gathered input in addressing possible impacts to communities along the alignment.

Meeting Summary

Fact Sheet

July 2009

In July 2008, Edmonton City Council approved the Concept Plan for the South LRT Extension from Century Park to the South City Limit. Preliminary Engineering to Ellerslie Road was initiated in April 2009 after funding was approved by Council, and is scheduled for completion in January 2010.

Preliminary Engineering Fact Sheet

Ellerslie Park and Ride Open House

March 2009

Shared information with local residents about a potential temporary Park and Ride at Ellerslie Road.

Having evaluated the temporary Park and Ride against other options, the City decided to proceed with a permanent Park and Ride facility at the Ellerslie Road/127 Street location. A temporary Park and Ride at the Century Park LRT station will provide service to commuters while the facility at Ellerslie Road is constructed.

How it Started

Project Lifecycle Strategy

In 1999 Council approved a Transportation Master Plan that recommended a city-wide high-speed transit system. Then in 2004 a study was conducted and recommended high-speed transit was suitable between downtown and NAIT.

December 2008, City Council approved a new criteria for LRT Route Planning & Evaluation. This criteria reflected a shift in the City’s strategic planning direction, as reflected in The Way We Move and The Way We Grow. For LRT and Transit investments, the original goal was to minimize travel times and increase ridership, but the new focus was finding a balance of travel time and shaping land use.

2005 to 2009

Edmonton City Council approved Concept Plan

July 8, 2008

City Council approved the South LRT Extension from Century Park to the south City limit.

City Council Meeting Minutes July 8, 2008 (Item E)

Planning Studies and Policy Change

2008 to 2009

At this time, planning studies were underway for a West LRT line. However, the change in policy direction led to a decision to re-evaluate potential west routes.

In 2009, the City also completed a long-term study to define the future size, scale and operation of Edmonton’s LRT system. The Network Plan calls for the potential development of five LRT lines across the City. For lines that don’t physically connect into the existing system, such as the Valley Line, the Network Plan called for the development of an urban-style LRT. This means the system should have smaller, more frequent stops that are better connected to the surrounding community.

LRT Route Planning & Evaluation Criteria

LRT Network Plan

For More Information

Future LRT General Inquiries

City of Edmonton

Telephone 780-496-4874

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