Dear Ward Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi residents, I hope you have had a restful holiday season and some quality time to spend with family, friends, and neighbours.
Following a number of my community engagement events including two public town halls in May and September of 2022, where the LRT extension project was discussed, I have been working with the city’s executive leadership and LRT project team to address a variety of concerns I heard from our ward residents.
As promised, I am providing a number of updates related to the Capital Line LRT South Extension project after having spent some time working through the issues. Some of these updates have been provided in person to select property owners along the LRT corridor in October 2022, also at the October 2022 Twin Brooks Community League AGM, and at a few other in-person community meetings in November. These updates have the latest information and cover the following topics:
1. Fence materials adjacent to the LRT corridor
2. Updated noise study
3. Emergency access for Twin Brooks
4. Twin Brooks station (and follow-up survey)
5. LRT petition (community entrance features, fence materials, and multi-use trail)
6. Street Parking within Twin Brooks
7. Traffic flow in and out of Twin Brooks
8. Access to Anthony Henday Drive
9. Indigenous engagement
10. Bus service adjustment
11. Transit safety
Please see the attachment for full details.
As a follow-up to recent community engagements, an additional Capital Line South (Twin Brooks Station) LRT Survey is open until January 22, 2023. Visit http://bit.ly/3FpGLK5
to complete the survey. Alternatively, can access the survey from the LRT project website at edmonton.ca/CapitalSW.
Early construction for Phase 1 began in 2022 and will continue into 2023 to start preparing the corridor, with major construction anticipated to begin in 2024 and to be completed by 2028 (subject to change).
• Future phases of the project, which are not yet funded, aim to extend Capital Line South LRT Line to the future Edmonton New Hospital in Heritage Valley (scheduled to open in approximately 2030), provide LRT access to additional neighbourhoods in Ward Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi, and for the line to continue south to the Edmonton International Airport (EIA).