Project Overview As part of the Valley Line West LRT project, EPCOR is responsible for relocating all the power, water and sewer utilities to avoid potential conflicts with the Valley Line West LRT infrastructure.
This is the second stage of the Valley Line, an urban-style 27 km line that will operate between Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton and Lewis Farms in west Edmonton.
To meet the overall LRT project schedule, the City has requested that EPCOR perform the utility relocations within specific areas along the alignment prior to LRT construction.
The first area identified for utility relocations was on 87 Avenue from 159 Street to 170 Street.
In July 2019, the relocation construction began which included approximately 300m open cut excavation and removal of the concrete island on 87 Avenue. This work will be completed by the end of September.
The next phase of the work at this location will involve the relocation of large storm and sanitary sewer trunks along 87 Avenue from 165 Street to 170 Street.
EPCOR needs to continue to relocate additional utilities:
On 87 Avenue between 165 Street and 170 Street, two new manholes will be constructed using a drill rig and new pipes will be installed. The work is scheduled to start on October 7, 2019 and is expected to be complete by the end of March 2020.
All affected landscaping, pavements, sidewalks and alleyways will be restored to their original condition. Residents may experience dust, and general noise as a number of construction equipment and trucks will be used for drilling, material delivery, excavation, soil removal and surface restoration.