World News – CA – Edmonton’s West Valley Line LRT Project Gets ‘Final Stage’ of Provincial Approval

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West Valley Line LRT set to begin construction in 2021, Edmonton councilor says after province found only a few concerns ”through official project review

Transport Minister Ric McIver posted an official letter to Mayor Don Iveson on social media on Friday saying that despite some concerns the province is ready to « immediately sign the LRT funding agreement of the West Valley line »

In the letter, McIver said the concerns were « technical considerations regarding streetcar purchases and future integrations with the Southwest Valley line »

However, he added that the provincial government knows the city is « working on solutions to mitigate both risks » and that the funding deal should go ahead if the city of Edmonton wishes to work with the city. province to define these solutions

While the review of @takeETSalert West Valley Line has highlighted some concerns about the project, we will be working with @CityofEdmonton to actively resolve outstanding issues.Twittercom / 3VGADVkFn7

On Friday, Coun Andrew Knack also shared the letter on his social media and said it was « big news »

« Although provincial and federal funding has already been announced, this was the last step required for the provincial government, » Knack said

The West Valley Line LRT is the second phase of the project, a 27 km line that will operate between Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton and Lewis Farms in west Edmonton

According to recent city estimates, the western part of the line will take five to six years to complete

The city started construction on the south-eastern part of the valley in the spring of 2016 This part of the line is expected to open in 2021

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World news – CA – Edmonton’s West Valley Line LRT project wins Province approval «  last step  »


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