Valley Line West LRT

Rank 2023


Image Credit: City of Edmonton

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $2.63 billion

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $948.56 million

Provincial Funding: $1.04 billion

Municipal Funding: $637 million

Province: Alberta

City / Region: Edmonton

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2026

The Valley Line West LRT project is the next phase of Edmonton’s light rail expansion. This project represents a 14-kilometre extension of the existing system from downtown to Lewis Farms in west Edmonton. The low-foor, community-integrated urban style LRT will provide Edmonton with more transit options than ever before. Marigold Infrastructure Partners started construction in May 2021.

During the 2022 construction season, work included: a continuation of utility relocations, early work for the elevated guideway and two elevated stations at West Edmonton Mall and the Misericordia Community Hospital, site preparations where street-level stops will be located, and preparatory work for the bridge at Anthony Henday Drive, the storage facility at Lewis Farms and the expansion of the Gerry Wright operations and maintenance facility.

Additionally, in late 2021, Hyundai Rotem Company was selected as the preferred proponent to supply 46 light-rail vehicles (LRVs) which will integrate with Valley Line Southeast to ensure a seamless ride between Mill Woods and Lewis Farms.

Project Owner: City of Edmonton

Engineer: : connectEd Transit Partnership: AECOM (owner); Hatch; Mott MacDonald; DIALOG; ISL Engineering and Land Services; SMA Consulting; reVerb Communications; Hanscomb; Associated Engineering (consulting)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: DB(F) Team: Marigold Infrastructure Partners—Colas, Parsons, Standard General, Francl Architecture, Fast & Epp, Stantec

Other Key Players: EY (financial advisor); Aon (risk advisor); Golder (geotechnical studies); Morrison Hershfield, AW Hooker; CIMA+; Northstar Consultancy; INFRATA; Wood-a WSP company (materials tester); Englobe; McElhanney (site surveyor); Turner & Townsend

Road or Transit Length (km): 14

2022 Rank: 30

2021 Rank: 26

2020 Rank: 24


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