Valley Line construction preparation work is underway, in anticipation of major construction activities which begin next year. Here are some of the activities that are in progress or have recently taken place:
New storm and sanitary sewers are being installed on Jasper Avenue around 95 and 96 Street. There are also additional utility relocations taking place along the alignment.
Construction access roads and river berms are being constructed on the north and south sides of the North Saskatchewan River, in preparation for the removal of the Cloverdale Footbridge.
Streetscaping, medians and trees along 66 Street between Whitemud Drive and 28 Avenue have been removed to create detour roadways during construction. Trees have also been removed on 95 Avenue, 83 Street and 75 Street along the LRT alignment.
Geo-technical testing has been conducted on Connors Road, in advance of construction of retaining walls.
Site preparation is underway at the Gerry Wright Operations and Maintenance Facility (75 Street and Whitemud Drive).
Preparation work will continue until the end of 2016. Here is the remaining work to be completed:
Cranes will be installed on the river berms and the Cloverdale Footbridge will be removed
Construction of caisson piers for the elevated guideways at Davies Station and the 98 Ave pedestrian overpass will begin
Valley Line (Southeast to West LRT) River Valley Impacts, July 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.
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.