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The City of Edmonton is building the Valley Line LRT Extension Project (Valley Line) which will run from Mill Woods to Lewis Farms, crossing through downtown Edmonton.

The construction of the Valley Line will require EPCOR, along with other utility companies, to relocate a number of existing utilities that are currently located along the planned route. The City of Edmonton has directed EPCOR to begin the process of relocating our services.  The first stage of the project will address relocations along the Southeast portion of the line from Millwoods to Downtown.

Project details

In August 2013, we began the necessary construction activities to relocate existing EPCOR utilities along the proposed new LRT Valley Line route from Millwoods to downtown. EPCOR is working closely with TransEd to coordinate the remaining utility locations with the final LRT design and construction schedule.

What to expect during construction

Visual

Depending on the work location, you can expect to see activity that is typical to construction, including company/ contractor vehicles and equipment in your neighbourhood. Some typical construction activities that you may see include:
  • Power line & pole modifications and/or relocations
  • Water main relocations
  • Fire hydrant relocation/additions
  • Open excavations & trenches
  • Partial road closures
  • Water main flushing

Construction notification

​When appropriate, we will attempt to notify surrounding residents and/or businesses about construction activities that may impact them. We will send our construction notifications as far in advance of the work starting as possible and will make every reasonable effort to minimize the potential associated inconveniences.

Noise

​Work will create typical noise associated with construction. We will take measures to ensure compliance with the City of Edmonton's Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. If it's necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels, we will acquire approval and the necessary permits from the City of Edmonton.

Hours of operation

​We anticipate our hours of work for this project to be Monday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Traffic disruption

​Depending on your location along the route, traffic disruptions may occur as a result of temporary lane or road closures that are needed to safely complete our utility relocations. Appropriate signage and barricades will be placed to advise of these temporary traffic disruptions.

Power and water supply

​If we require a planned power or water service interruption to complete a portion of our utility relocate work, we will notify you in advance.

Work space and environment

​All work areas will be maintained in a safe and secure manner. All construction activities will be performed in accordance with the City of Edmonton bylaws, Occupational Health and Safety requirements as well as EPCOR's strict health, safety and environmental procedures and guidelines.