The Valley Line West LRT- Update

Construction bulletin 2021

Beginning on or around September 28, ~1,200 trees will be removed on City of Edmonton property between Lewis Farms and Glenora (up to 138 Street) in preparation for Valley Line West LRT construction. This work will occur during daytime hours (9 a.m. –3 p.m.)and is expected to last two months. Crews will endeavour to work on the boulevards adjacent to the trees, however, temporary parking and traffic interruptions may occur. Further, pedestrian traffic may be detoured while the work occurs. The City of Edmonton makes every effort to preserve trees where possible, and to replace them at project completion if they must be removed.

This will be a Moving Work Zone –work will not be fixed to one location but will move from site-to-site along the alignment between Lewis Farms Transit Centre through to the Glenora area(Stony Plain Rd and 138Street). •Work will occur during off-peak hours (9 a.m. –3 p.m.) •This work is expected to last two months.

  • There will be periodic traffic interruptions while this work occurs (15 minutes up to three hours at each location).

  • Pedestrian traffic may be detoured to the opposite side of the road.

 

What is the City’s approach to tree removals for Valley Line West?

  • Each tree affected has been assessed and recorded by the City and Marigold.•Under the City of Edmonton policy, Marigold will be compensating the City for each tree being removed.

  • There will be a full landscaping plan that will see plantings of ~1,800 new native trees and shrubs to areas along the alignment.

  • Tree cutting will occur outside of the bird nesting season, so nesting migratory birds will not be disturbed.

 

What goes into the decision to remove trees?

  • Is the tree of an age that the roots could damage infrastructure along the alignment?

  • Will the location of the trees affect the operation of the train or be in the way of a noise attenuation wall or shared use path?

  • Will the trees be in the way of utility lines?

  • What is the size of the tree? Larger trees will not survive any attempt at relocation.

  • What is the species of the tree?

  • Note that sometimes cutting near the roots of a tree is enough to cause it to fail.

 

The information in this bulletin is current to September 21, 2021. Please note that all dates are approximate and weather dependent. We thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction of the Valley Line West LRT project.Marigold Infrastructure Partners is excited to be a part of Edmonton’s economic recovery

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Relocation of WEM Transit Centre

Starting Sunday August 29th, West Edmonton Mall Transit Center has temporarily moving to 90 Avenue to accommodate Valley Line West construction. The transit center will remain on 90 avenue until the construction is done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​               If you use the transit centre, see the maps below to help you determine where to catch your bus.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thorncliff Skating Rink 2021

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The rink is open daily from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm. Special thanks to Thorncliff School for providing the water and electricity to run the skating rink year after year after year. New this season, are two park benches on each side of the rink and two signs outlining rules for using the rink. Please read the rules as they are for your safety and the safety of other users and bystanders.

Many of you will recall that the ice rink used to have boards and wire safety mesh. These were removed in 2019 due to safety reasons caused by deteriorating boards. The cost of rebuilding to today's standards is about $100K, so for now we will have to contend with a snowbank rink for the foreseeable future.