The Capital Line South extension preliminary design is complete. The project will move forward when funding becomes available.
Where We Are - June 2021
City Council approved the municipal funding contribution of $333 million for the Capital Line South LRT extension from Century Park to Ellerslie Road.
The Government of Alberta has approved the business case and committed $300 million for the Capital Line extension south of Century Park. This funding is part of the $2.94 billion previously committed by both the federal and provincial governments for LRT network extension in Edmonton. A total of $2.25 billion was approved for the Valley Line West and Metro Line extension projects, which left approximately $690 million in available LRT infrastructure funding.
The Capital Line business case is currently with the federal government for review and submission to the federal Treasury Board by the fall of this year.
City Council’s approval means the Capital Line South extension can move forward with early works such as procurement, land acquisition and planning utility relocations.
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