The Valley Line West LRT is an urban-style transit line and will connect with Edmonton’s overall mass transit system providing access all over the city as we shift how we work, travel and enjoy our rapidly growing and evolving city. You’ve likely already seen the signs of progress as we move closer to LRT service becoming a reality in west Edmonton.
The 14-kilometre Valley Line West will run from Downtown Edmonton to Lewis Farms and includes 12 street-level stops and two elevated stations at West Edmonton Mall and the Misericordia Hospital. In the Stony Plain Road business area there are three stops: Grovenor Stop at 142 Street and Stony Plain Road, Stony Plain Road Stop at 149 Street, and Jasper Place Stop at 156 Street just south of Stony Plain Road. Each will provide transit users an easy and efficient way to visit this hub, where they can shop, eat, and enjoy local amenities.
The Valley Line West is fully funded and recently launched its procurement, which is the competitive process the City uses to find a contractor to design, build, and provide partial financing for the project. The successful contractor will be selected by December 2020 and construction of the project is expected to be completed by 2027.
But you’ve probably already seen construction work all along the LRT route. These early works help prepare for full construction in the future, and involve major projects like relocating the complex network of underground utilities away from future LRT infrastructure. Most of this work has already been completed in the Stony Plain Road business area, but there will be some projects happening in 2020. The City will also remove five buildings from the area to make room for LRT infrastructure and landscaping. We work hard to minimize impacts, but you can expect some disruptions in your area as the City prepares for this important and transformative public transit project to break ground next year.
Interested in staying informed? Details of our construction preparations and other news will be available online at edmonton.ca/valleylinewest. Our website also includes a link to sign up for email updates straight to your inbox.
Submitted by the City of Edmonton.