The competitive procurement process is complete. Construction begins this year and will take 5 to 6 years to complete.

Construction Preparation

With construction planned to start this year, there is a significant amount of work to be done along the corridor to get ready for that important milestone.

Questions about this work, or the Valley Line West project, can be directed to LRTprojects@edmonton.ca or 780-496-4874. For questions related to Marigold Infrastructure Partners construction, please contact public@Marigoldinfra.ca or 780-412-2183.

Upcoming Construction

Marigold Infrastructure Partners Early Works

Marigold Infrastructure Partners is preparing for construction along the LRT route. Most of this work involves drilling boreholes to check the ground conditions, which helps the City and Marigold with detailed design work for the project. Lane and sidewalk closures are expected. Full details can be found in the following bulletins:

Active Construction Bulletins

Minor Lane Closures for Tree Removals on 87 Avenue, 156 Street, and Stony Plain Road - September 22, 2021
Utility Relocations on 156 Street/Meadowlark Road between 87 and 92 Avenue - September 20, 2021
Overnight Utilities Work on 87 Avenue at 169 Street - September 17, 2021
Environmental Mitigation Measures at Lewis Farms Transit Centre - September 9, 2021
Tree Removals on Stony Plain Road at 133 Street - August 23, 2021
Mobilization of the 156 Street and 95 Avenue construction laydown area  - August 5, 2021
Mobilization of the 143 Street and Stony Plain Road construction laydown area - August 5, 2021
Construction of the Elevated Guideway July 20, 2021
Construction of Parking Lot at Lewis Farms Transit Centre - July 20, 2021

Marigold Infrastructure Partners Early Works - Archived Bulletins
Archived Construction Bulletins


Tree Removals on 87 Avenue Near 189 Street August 31, 2021
Sewer Line Drilling on 87 Avenue at 169 Street  - August 27, 2021
Tree Removals on 87 Avenue Between 159 Street and 165 Street  - August 23, 2021
Tree Removals at Misericordia Hospital - August 19, 2021
Daytime Gas Utility Locates on 87 Avenue between 170 and 189 Street - August 17, 2021
Stony Plain Road Tree Removals - August 5, 2021
Hydrovac Work on 87 Avenue at 169 Street July 27, 2021
87 Avenue, 156 Street, Stony Plain Road, 104 Avenue and 102 Avenue - updated June 4, 2021
149 Street and Stony Plain Road - June 1, 2021
Webber Greens Drive between Suder Greens Drive and 199 Street - June 1, 2021
104 Avenue and 102 Avenue between 110 Street and 102 Street - April 23, 2021
87 Avenue and Anthony Henday Drive - April 23, 2021
Stony Plain Road and 104 Avenue between 128 Street and 111 Street - April 21, 2021
87 Avenue between 175 Street and 180 Street - April 19, 2021
Stony Plain Road between 156 Street and 139 Street - April 14, 2021
156 and 163 Streets and Stony Plain Road and 87 Avenue - April 7, 2021
87 Avenue between 163 Street and Anthony Henday Drive - April 6, 2021
Art Work Relocation - March 31, 2021
87 Avenue between 163 Street and 182 Street - updated March 26, 2021
87 Avenue, 156 Street, Stony Plain Road, 104 Avenue and 102 AvenueMarch 23, 2021
Stony Plain Road between 121 Street and 139 Street - March 23, 2021
87 Avenue between 165 Street and 170 Street - March 16, 2021
170 Street and 87 Avenue - March 16, 2021
87 Avenue between 180 and 182 Street - March 12, 2021
87 Avenue West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre to 170 Street and 175 Street - February 11, 2021
West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre - February 11, 2021
MacKinnon Ravine and Stony Plain Road Bridge - January 27, 2021
Lewis Farms Transit Centre - January 15, 2021

Utility Relocations

EPCOR crews are completing a number of utility relocation projects along the Valley Line West LRT route. Learn more about these projects by visiting EPCOR.

April 2021: Check out the latest project update from EPCOR.

Vacant Buildings

Crews will continue in 2021 to remove vacant buildings on City-owned properties along the Valley Line West route to make way for future construction and LRT infrastructure. No sidewalk or road closures are expected. Properties will be contained with fencing and crews will use excavators and other machinery along with large bins to remove debris and materials as work progresses.

Trees

Throughout the construction season crews will remove trees along the corridor. When possible, these trees will be relocated. Any impacts to traffic and pedestrians are expected to be minor.

West Edmonton Mall Temporary Transit Centre

The City is temporarily relocating West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre on 87 Avenue while the Valley Line West LRT is under construction. Starting on August 29, West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre moves to an interim location (on 90 Avenue north of the mall, beside West Edmonton Mall Inn) for 5-6 years. 

This location will ensure that transit riders continue to receive transit service to and from the surrounding communities and West Edmonton Mall. All bus routes accessing the current transit centre will move to the temporary transit centre.

Construction for the temporary transit centre began in May 2021 and finished earlier this summer. 

For more information about changes to ETS bus service, visit edmonton.ca/TransitAlerts.  

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About the Project

It’s the second stage of the Valley Line, an urban-style 27 km line that will operate between Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton and Lewis Farms in west Edmonton.

Learn more about the history of public engagement or the project