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Valley Line West is in the design phase. There is funding to review the preliminary design that was completed in 2013.

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About the Project

Design Phase

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.

102 Street to Lewis Farms Map

Map Legend

Design Phase Design Phase Park and Ride Park & Ride
Elevated Elevated Public Engagement Public Engagement Meeting(s)
Bridge Bridge Stops or Stations Stops or Stations
Kiss and Ride Kiss and Ride Transit Station Transit Centre

History Summary

February 15, 2012: Concept Plan Approved

The concept plan for the entire Valley Line (formerly known as the Southeast to West LRT) was approved by City Council on February 15, 2012.

The concept plan defines:

  • Where LRT tracks will be located along the route
  • Where the LRT stops and stations will be located
  • Location of grade separations and elevated guideway

2013: Preliminary Design Complete

Preliminary design for the Valley Line was completed in 2013, including public engagement and engineering regarding:

  • Visually integrating the system into the existing landscape and communities
  • LRT stop/station aesthetics
  • Landscape architecture aesthetics
  • Connectivity to existing transportation forms, such as walking and cycling, as well as public transit and Park & Ride
  • Understanding impacts with stakeholders and working with stakeholders to lessen those impacts where possible
  • Refining property requirements

2016: Project Broken into Two Stages

  • Valley Line Southeast between 102 Street downtown and Mill Woods Town Centre, which is currently under construction
  • Valley Line West between 102 Street downtown and Lewis Farms Transit Centre

Entire Project History

The City is committed to involving the people affected by the decisions it makes. We seek diverse opinions, experiences and information so that a wide spectrum of information is available to decision makers.

Building a new LRT line is a significant infrastructure project that can take several years of planning, engineering and public engagement before construction can begin.
The City of Edmonton's Light Rail Transit (LRT) Projects include six routes to various parts of the city.

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