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Winter 2017 Project Update


Valley Line underground tunnel construction photo
Crews prepare to begin excavating the tunnel under the Quarters area

Valley Line construction preparation work is ramping up, in anticipation of major construction activities which will begin this spring. Here are some of the activities that are in progress or will begin before the 2017 construction season:

  • Excavation work has begun on the Quarters 102 Avenue portal and tunnel
  • Removal of the Cloverdale footbridge piers has begun
  • Preliminary work for the removal of the Harbin Gate is expected to begin the week of February 27
  • Foundation work is taking place at the 98 Avenue pedestrian overpass, Whitemud LRT bridge, Davies Station and guideway and Gerry Wright Operations and Maintenance Facility
  • Noise walls are being installed along sections of 66 Street

TransEd Partners, has recently issued a 2016/2017 construction schedule, as well as a lookbook of Valley Line concept renderings.

For detailed information on current and upcoming construction activities, please contact TransEd Partners or visit the TransEd website.

Local Métis Artist Commissioned for Tawatinâ Bridge Artwork

David Garneau artwork samples

The Edmonton Arts Council has commissioned Canadian Métis artist David Garneau to create artwork for the pedestrian walkway on the Tawatinâ Bridge. The artwork will consist of more than 400 panels, each shaped and painted to refer to Indigenous aspects of the region.

Valley Line Quarterly Report

As part of an ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability, the City has released a Valley Line progress report for the fourth quarter of 2016. The report provides an overview of progress and performance of the Valley Line Project and a summary of work completed by TransEd Partners and the City.

Valley Line LRT Booklet (13.1 MB)

In-depth look at planning and history of Valley Line project, plus southeast portion route maps, August 2016.

About the Project

The Valley Line LRT is a 27 km low-floor, urban line that will run from Mill Woods to Lewis Farms, crossing through Downtown. The Valley Line will be built in multiple stages, with the 13 km southeast portion being built first.

Phase one of the Valley Line will run from Downtown to Mill Woods, and will feature:

  • 11 street-level stops.
  • An elevated station with a 1,400-spot Park and Ride facility and a full transit centre located in the Wagner industrial area.
  • The new Tawatinâ Bridge across North Saskatchewan River.
  • A short tunnel from the north face of the River Valley through to the Quarters redevelopment.
  • An interchange point at Churchill Square to access the existing Metro and Capital LRT lines.

The southeast portion of the Valley Line has a capital cost of $1.8 billion, and will be delivered as a public-private partnership (P3).

Construction will begin this year, with the line scheduled to open to the public by the end of 2020.

 

Public Engagement and Valley Line LRT Route Selection

Public input played a major role in determining the route for the Valley Line and how the new LRT would fit into the neighbourhoods it serves. Learn more about how public input was used and is still being used in the Valley Line project.

Valley Line Project Agreement and Value for Money Reports

As promised in its Accountability and Transparency Disclosure framework, the City of Edmonton is releasing the Valley Line LRT - Stage 1 project Value for Money report and the Project Agreement to the general public.

Value for Money - Project Agreement

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Telephone 780-496-4874
Email LRTprojects@edmonton.ca

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