Valley Line West LRT

Rank 2022


Image Credit: City of Edmonton

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $2.589 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. Marigold Infrastructure Partners started construction in 2021. The group of companies has focused on detailed design and early work, including geotechnical investigations, ongoing utility works, and preparing areas of the alignment for upcoming construction. The procurement process to supply light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the project continued in 2021. The City was expected to select and announce the successful supplier of LRVs in late 2021.

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

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- a member of WSP (geotechnical studies); SENER SES Canada Inc. (independent safety auditor); Morrison Hershfield, AW Hooker, Northstar Consultancy; INFRATA (managing consultant)

Road or Transit Length (km): 14

2022 Rank: 30

2021 Rank: 26

2020 Rank: 24


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