The Capital Line South extension preliminary design is complete. Funding commitments are in place for the Capital Line South extension.
Where We Are - July 2021
The Capital Line South Phase 1 extension, from Century Park to Ellerslie Road, has received approximately $1 billion in funding commitments from the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and City of Edmonton.
The Capital Line extension business case is currently with the Federal Government’s Treasury Board for approval. The date for approval is to be determined. Once approved, the project can move forward with early construction works such as procurement, land acquisition and utility relocations.
Right now, the project team will complete planning for the extension which includes procurement preparation, preparatory for land acquisition and utility relocation planning.
On January 22 2019, City Council approved the concept plan amendments to the Capital Line South LRT extension from Century Park to Ellerslie Road.
The City has completed preliminary design for Phase 1 (Century Park to Ellerslie Road) of the project and advanced the concept design for Phase 2 (Ellerslie Road to Allard/Desrochers).
About The Project
The Capital Line South Extension is part of the draft City Plan's vision to expand LRT service to all sectors of the City by 2040. Expanding the existing line will improve mobility and access to neighbourhoods in southwest Edmonton.
Capital Line South Phase 1 (Century Park to Ellerslie Road) is a 4.5 km long, high floor LRT and includes:
An underpass at 23 Avenue, bridges crossing Blackmud Creek and Anthony Henday Drive
An operations and maintenance facility south of Anthony Henday Drive