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

Construction of the Elevated Guideway  - posted July 20, 2021
Construction of Parking Lot at Lewis Farms Transit Centre - posted July 20, 2021
87 Avenue, 156 Street, Stony Plain Road, 104 Avenue and 102 Avenue - updated June 4, 2021

Marigold Infrastructure Partners Early Works - Archived Bulletins
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 relocating the West Edmonton Mall’s Transit Centre on 87 Avenue while the Valley Line West LRT is under construction. The temporary location for the transit centre is planned for the mall overflow parking lot north of 90 Avenue and east of 175 Street. There will be no designated customer parking.

Construction for the temporary transit centre begins in May 2021. It is scheduled to open in fall 2021 and will operate for approximately 5 to 6 years during construction of Valley Line West.

This temporary location will ensure that transit users continue to receive safe and uninterrupted service to and from the surrounding communities and the West Edmonton Mall. All bus routes accessing the current mall transit centre will move to the temporary transit centre. Transit customers can expect some route and schedule changes. More information will be available this year.

Fact Sheet

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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