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.
Funding and Preliminary Design
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 review includes the assessment of two high-volume intersections (149 Street/Stony Plain Road and 178 Street/87 Avenue) to ensure the crossings planned for the intersections are still appropriate.
Preparing for Procurement
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 one year to select a contractor for the Valley Line West and another five years to complete construction.