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Valley Line West is in the design phase, with funding to cover a preliminary design review and preparing for procurement.

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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.

Valley Line West Booklet

The Fall 2017 Booklet (7.7 MB) includes the most current information on the project; low-floor LRT, Sustainable Urban Integration, corridor selection, concept, design and engineering, public engagement, public art policy, maps and LRT stop. 

102 Street to Lewis Farms

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

Property​ ​Acquisition and Expropriation

City Council considered the impact on property owners when approving the route for the Valley Line LRT and ultimately selected an alignment that minimizes the need for the acquisition of private property. However, in some cases, privately-held property will need to be acquired in order for the project to move forward. Potential property needs for the Valley Line were assessed during the preliminary engineering process completed in 2013.

If a property owner and the City property agent cannot reach an agreement to purchase the property, the City may proceed with expropriation of the property as a last resort.

Maps

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Telephone 780-496-4874
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