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Edmonton Valley Line not expected to cost transit jobs
The city plans to take the extra resources they will gain when the Valley Line LRT opens in 2020 and put them back into the system, rather than laying off any employees.

Ottawa’s transit system announced this week that between 500 and 600 jobs would be eliminated when their new LRT line opens in 2018, replacing dozens of buses.

Eddie Robar, manager of Edmonton Transit, said with many city buses running at capacity the Valley Line will let the service redirect resources to other areas.

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@Das Ponto Having taken similarly-designed LRT systems in other cities, and knowing a bit about some upcoming TOD proposals that are already coming up because of this line, I think it will turn out to be an excellent transit option for Edmonton.


Sorry being a negative nancy due to the state of our current newest line. I struggle with the ground level sections for so much area.

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@Das Ponto That's understandable, Metro Line was a total boondoggle. The auditor's report was very comprehensive, and action items should prevent something from even getting that bad again. Fortunately as well, Valley Line is being built as a P3, and the companies in the consortium are all pretty solid (the only iffy one being Bombardier). Of course a P3 comes with its own controversies, but basically guarantees we won't see anything like those mistakes, and even if we did, the consortium would be on the hook to fix it, with penalties.
 

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Cloverdale bridge is closed. Goodbye old friend.

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As I understand it, the next steps are to build berms out into the river to support a pair of cranes which will be used to dismantle the bridge.

I only just noticed the car parked in the Trans Canada Trail pavilion. That's kinda funny.
 

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Traffic Disruption – Jasper Avenue and 102 Avenue Construction
Construction is underway on the 13.1 kilometre southeast leg of the Valley Line LRT.

On July 25, 2016 EPCOR Water began water main work on Jasper Avenue and on 102 Avenue. Further information about EPCOR’s work can be found at www.epcor.ca.

Additionally, starting on or around August 15, 2016, traffic and pedestrian disruptions on Jasper Avenue between 95 and 96 Streets will take place in order to facilitate underground sewer relocations.

Some ETS transit routes may be affected by these disruptions. For more information, please visit www.takeets.ca and click on “Alerts and Service Updates” in the left side navigation.


Partial street and sidewalk closures for sewer construction

· From July 25 – about Aug 2, 2016: The four lanes on Jasper Avenue between 95 and 96 Streets will be reduced to two lanes, with one lane open in each direction, likely affecting traffic travelling east and west for EPCOR water line work.
· From August 15 –September 30, 2016: The four lanes on Jasper Avenue between 95 and 96 Streets will be reduced to two lanes, with one lane open in each direction, likely affecting traffic travelling east and west for sewer work.
· From August 15 – September 30, 2016: The sidewalk on the south side of Jasper Avenue, between 95 and 96 Streets, will be closed.
· From August 15 – October 31, 2016: The sidewalk on the north side of 102 Avenue will be closed.


Suggested alternate routes during construction

Vehicles:
· Traffic travelling eastbound on Jasper Avenue can turn north on 97 Street, travel north on 97 Street to 103a Avenue, and travel east on 103a Avenue to Jasper Avenue at 92 Street.
· Traffic travelling southwest on Jasper Avenue can turn and travel west on 102a Avenue to 97 Street, turn south on 97 Street to Jasper Avenue and reconnect with Jasper Avenue westbound at 97 Street.

Pedestrians:
· Pedestrians walking along Jasper Avenue between 95 and 96 Streets are advised to look ahead for barricades and posted detour signage and maps. Please take alternate routes to avoid the sidewalk closures.

The work will take place 24hrs per day, 7 days per week and is expected to be complete by October 31, 2016.

102 Avenue Permanent Changes

There will be changes to the traffic flow on 102 Avenue between 95 and 96 Streets once construction in the area commences in early August 2016. The three, one-way eastbound lanes will be reduced to a single eastbound lane until construction is completed in 2018.

Following construction in late 2018, traffic flow on 102 Avenue from 95 Street to 97 Street is permanently changing to one lane going westbound only. The current 5-way intersection of Jasper Avenue/95 Street and 102 Avenue will become a traditional 4-way intersection increasing the safety at this location.

During construction, please watch for, and obey, all traffic detours and instructions of work crews.

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Source: http://transedlrt.ca/disruption/traffic-disruption-jasper-avenue-and-102-avenue-construction/
 

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Reference ID: Job No 228650484-001
Description: To develop a Site as a Temporary Development (4 years) for construction offices (trailers), construction material storage and concrete batch plant, to construct an LRT line (Quarters Tunnel).
Location: 10148 - 95 STREET NW
Plan 8923158 Blk 4 Lot 49
9516 - JASPER AVENUE NW
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9524 - JASPER AVENUE NW
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9530 - JASPER AVENUE NW
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9542 - JASPER AVENUE NW
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9556 - JASPER AVENUE NW
Plan 226CL Blk 4 Lot 19A
9560 - JASPER AVENUE NW
Plan 226CL Blk 4 Lot 20A
9545 - 102 AVENUE NW
Plan ND Blk 4 Lot 21
Applicant: TRANSED LRT
Status: To Be Assigned
Create Date: 8/19/2016 12:13:21 PM
Neighbourhood: BOYLE STREET
 

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Gary Lamphier: Valley Line LRT project helps EllisDon ride out Alberta recession
The last time I sat down with Geoff Smith, the straight-shooting CEO of EllisDon Corp., Canada’s second largest construction company, Alberta’s economy was on a tear.

Oil prices were just below $100 US a barrel, thousands of newcomers were flooding into the province in search of jobs, and economic growth was ripping along at nearly five per cent a year.

Besides its healthy portfolio of major commercial and civil projects in Alberta’s two big cities, the London, Ont.-based company was also hoping to ramp up its pipeline of energy work, after acquiring Fort Saskatchewan’s PME Group in 2012.

With the future looking brighter than ever in Alberta — the company’s biggest market, outside of Ontario — the 65-year-old firm held its first-ever board meeting in Edmonton, and then hosted a swish social event for the city’s movers and shakers.

That was in September 2014, but it seems like a lifetime ago. In the intervening two years, oil prices have crashed — not once, but twice — Alberta’s economy has endured the worst recession since the 1980s, energy investment has fallen off a cliff, new pipeline projects have remained stalled and provincial jobless rates have soared.

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Edmonton’s Cloverdale foot bridge coming down
Construction crews are preparing to remove the Cloverdale Footbridge from the North Saskatchewan and replace it with a new span.

TransED, the company building the new Valley Line LRT project, is constructing berms around the piers of the existing bridge, which it hopes to complet by the end of this month, with dismantling of the bridge following soon after.

Jeff Rogers, the company’s construction manager, said they need the berms to make sure they remove the piers completely from the river.

“We can go all the way down to the bottom of the foundations in the removal,” he said.

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Mill Woods man sues over Valley Line LRT
An Edmonton man desperate to stop his neighbourhood from becoming a construction zone is going to court over the Valley Line LRT.

Mill Woods resident Chris Christianson applied for an injunction Wednesday against the City of Edmonton, EPCOR, and ATCO Gas.

He is seeking a stop-work order that would be in place before next Monday.

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Mill Woods residents file injunction to block Valley Line LRT construction
A group of Mill Woods residents who live along the path of the future Valley Line LRT have applied for a court injunction to delay construction.

About 35 to 40 homeowners on 65 Street whose houses back on to the east side of 66 Street, the planned route of the Valley Line, say the LRT will run too close to their properties and noise and vibration from the trains will be too disruptive, despite a planned sound barrier.

“They’ve got a level grade down the centre and they’ve got lots of room in the middle of 66 Street,” resident Chris Christianson, who lives near 35 Avenue, said Wednesday. “Why would they want it over where they’ve got to excavate? We’re on a hill and it’s going to be a considerable amount of cost to get this done.”

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Bombardier denies layoffs will affect Edmonton LRT project
Bombardier denied Friday the planned layoff of 7,500 employees will interfere with the Valley Line LRT project.

The Montreal-based aerospace and transportation company is a member of the TransEd Partners consortium, the partnership that won the contract last winter to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 13-kilometre line.

Bombardier will supply trains for the $2.2-billion development, which came in $500 million cheaper than expected.

“With respect to today’s announcement, there is no effect on Bombardier’s Edmonton project or Bombardier’s ability to deliver vehicles on time to the Valley Line LRT,” TransEd spokeswoman Sue Hueman wrote in an email.

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Mill Woods man's bid to stop work on Valley Line LRT unsuccessful
A Mill Woods resident failed Monday in a court bid to bring construction of the Valley Line LRT to an immediate halt.

Chris Christianson was in Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench seeking an immediate stop-work order. Last week he had applied for an injunction against the City of Edmonton, EPCOR and ATCO Gas, to be effective Monday.

"What you're telling me doesn't come close to the grounds to stop a city project," Justice Beverly Browne told Christianson, who lives near 35th Avenue and 65th Street.

But Browne didn't reject the injunction application in its entirety. She adjourned the matter until Nov. 7, as some of Christianson's issues with the LRT project are with contruction work that won't start for at least a couple of weeks.

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