Valley Line West Receives Over $1 Billion Commitment From the Government of Canada
The City has received a federal funding commitment of nearly $1 billion for the Valley Line West.
Through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan, the Government of Canada is providing approximately $948 million for the Valley Line West LRT, adding to the approximately $1.04 billion funding commitment from the province in November 2018.
The City will now seek to finalize municipal funding requirements and present them to City Council for consideration this spring. These funds allow the City to continue moving forward with procuring the contractors to extend the Valley Line by 14 kilometres from downtown to Lewis Farms.
Once all the funding is in place, it will take about 1 year to select a contractor for the Valley Line West LRT project, and another 5 to 6 years to complete construction.