Capital Line LRT

Rank 2024


Image Credit: City of Edmonton

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $1.1 billion

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $418 million

Provincial Funding: $324 million

Municipal Funding: $343 million

Province: Alberta

City / Region: Edmonton

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2029

Phase 1 of the Capital Line South LRT project is a 4.5 km extension from Century Park Station to just north of Ellerslie Road. Phase 1 includes: an underpass at 23 Avenue and 111 Street; bridges crossing Blackmud Creek and Anthony Henday Drive; an operations and maintenance facility; two LRT stations (Twin Brooks station and Heritage Valley North station); and light rail vehicles.

In 2022, EllisDon, the early works construction manager, began work to prepare the alignment for major construction to start in 2024. Early works construction includes: utility relocations, construction of a lift station at 23 Avenue and 111 Street, median removals at key intersections, and necessary tree removals.

In March 2023, a key milestone was achieved as the project team issued the RFP to the two qualified shortlisted bidders. The selection of the Design-Build contractor is anticipated in early 2024. 

Project Owner: City of Edmonton

Engineer: Owner’s Engineer: Capital Line Partners (Associated Engineering; Stantec, Egis; SMA; Stewart Group; EY; GEC; McElhanney Consulting; Wood E&I (WSP); CIMA+)

Project/Construction Manager: Early Works Construction Manager: EllisDon

Other Key Players: Aon (risk advisor); EY (management consultant); Entuitive