Next stage of Valley Line West engagement underway
Public meetings scheduled to recruit for citizen working groups
August 10, 2017 

Meetings with citizen-based groups are an important way the City of Edmonton engages with citizens on LRT projects. As it prepares for future construction, the City is working with communities along the Valley Line West corridor to establish citizen working groups (CWGs).

The groups will be neighbourhood-focused and organized to reflect the common characteristics and area-specific interests of five distinct zones along the alignment, from Downtown to Lewis Farms. Some common subjects that may be raised in CWG meetings include construction plans, traffic impacts, landscape design, and the potential for non-resident parking and neighbourhood shortcutting.

The CWGs will provide the project team and stakeholders with a forum for:

  • establishing constructive, two-way conversation;

  • building relationships and trust;

  • identifying issues, opportunities and concerns; and

  • minimizing and mitigating impacts related to detailed design and construction.

In addition to seats for community leagues and local organizations, each group will have two zone-specific representatives from the community-at-large. These representatives will be peer-selected at the following public meetings, which all interested Edmontonians are invited to attend:

87 Avenue (178 Street - Lewis Farms) Zone

Belmead Community Hall

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: 9109 - 182 Street

87 Avenue (Meadowlark - 178 Street) Zone

West Meadowlark Community Hall

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: 9311 - 165 Street

Stony Plain Road (Groat Road - 159 Street) Zone

West End Christian Reformed Church

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: 10015 149 Street

Downtown (102 Street - Groat Road) Zone

Robertson-Wesley United Church

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: 10209 123 Street

156 Street (100 Avenue - 87 Avenue) Zone

West Jasper / Sherwood Community Hall

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: 9620- 152 Street

Public input has played, and continues to play, an essential role in shaping the Valley Line LRT, from the identification of the corridor in 2009, through the development of the concept plan, to the completion of preliminary design in 2013. Thousands of Edmontonians have been engaged through meetings, presentations, open houses and online.

To view the zones and and for more project information, visit

Media contacts:

Alison Burns

Communications Advisor

LRT Delivery, Valley Line West