World News – CA – West Valley Line LRT project gets green light by province


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West Valley Line LRT set to begin construction in 2021, removing one final provincial government hurdle

On Friday evening, Transport Minister Ric McIver sent a formal letter to Mayor Don Iveson on Twitter in which, despite some concerns, the province was prepared to implement the West Valley Line LRT funding agreement

@YourAlberta completed its review of LRT projects in #YYC & #YEG
While the review of @takeETSalert West Valley Line highlighted some concerns regarding the project, we will be working with @CityofEdmonton to actively resolve outstanding issues & expects to sign the funding agreement very soon.
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“We were already in the procurement phase when they started this review,” said Andrew Knack, Ward 1 councilor.

« We were pretty confident that everything we had done would be held pretty well and I think the review of the province shows that we did everything as we said. »

The project will cost around $ 2.7 billion, with the federal and provincial governments previously committing $ 1 billion each

Depending on the city, it will take a year to recruit a contractor for the project and five to six years to complete construction, which will boost jobs along the way.

« I think it is recognized that not only do they create immediate jobs and thousands of jobs over a number of years, but that municipalities still need infrastructure like this in the long term, » he said. declared Knack

The Valley Line will operate between Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton and Lewis Farms in the west

“Having access to public transportation like this is critical to the success and long-term viability of our city,” added Knack.

“To be able to jump into a public transport system and yes, still transfer, but switch to a high-speed, efficient system that constantly moves people back and forth, that opens up the city in a way that it doesn’t. was not previously open « 

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World news – CA – West Valley Line LRT project gets green light by province


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