Edmonton Valley Line – Stage 1

Rank 2022


Image Credit: City of Edmonton

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $1.8 billion

Funding Source: P3

Federal Funding: Building Canada Fund: $150 million; PPP Canada: $250 million

Provincial Funding: GreenTRIP: $310 million; Building Canada Fund matching: $150 million; interest-free loan: $140 million

Municipal Funding: $800 million

Province: Alberta

City / Region: Edmonton

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2021

The Valley Line is the largest single infrastructure project in the history of Edmonton. It consists of a 27-kilometre low-floor urban line running from Mill Woods to Lewis Farms that crosses downtown. It will be separate from the city’s existing high-floor LRT system. This line will feature modern, low-floor, light-rail vehicles running segregated along existing streets and integrating with Edmonton’s surrounding neighbourhoods.

The first stage of the project is the 13.1-kilometre southeast section from Mill Woods to 102 Street. Construction is progressing on all areas of the project, with target service commencement scheduled for December 15, 2020. However, the project has hit delays, and will now be operational sometime in 2021.

Project Owner: City of Edmonton

Engineer: AECOM;Hatch;Mott MacDonald;DIALOG;ISL Engineering and Land Services;GEC Architecture;Associated Engineering (engineering & environmental services);Wood Group (consulting)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: Fengate Asset Management; Bechtel; EllisDon; Bombardier; Transdev; ARUP; IBI Group

Other Key Players: Aon; BTY Group; EY; KPMG; LeighFisher; Morrison Hershfield; INTECH; Englobe; Tetra Tech; AGAT Labs; GHD; McElhanney

Legal: Borden Ladner Gervais (legal advisor); McCarthy Tétrault; Norton Rose Fulbright

Road or Transit Length (km): 13.1

2021 Rank: 37

2020 Rank: 34

2019 Rank: 30

2018 Rank: 27

2017 Rank: 25

2016 Rank: 26

2015 Rank: 25

2014 Rank: 10


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