Northwest LRT public engagement kicks off April 10

The year 2012 is shaping up to be a busy one for LRT projects in Edmonton! Construction of the North LRT to NAIT is underway and preliminary engineering for the Southeast to West LRT is in full swing. Now the Northwest LRT is helping shift the way we move in Edmonton with a public engagement open house on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Calder Hall.

Residents, community stakeholders and the general public are invited to come learn about theNorthwest LRTand how you’ll be involved in concept planning.

Planning for the Northwest LRT recently received an additional boost. The Government of Alberta is investing $250,000 into the concept planning study for the 11km line (read the full article here). Funding for this joint project is a step towards realizing the Capital Region Board’s goal of a regional inter-municipal transit network.

City Council approved the Northwest LRT route in July 2010. After the North LRT to NAIT becomes operational in 2014, the plan is to extend the line from the new NAIT station to a future park-and-ride at the city limits near St. Albert. The line will cross the City Centre Redevelopment area, pass over (or under) the CN Rail yards on the north side of Yellowhead Trail and travel north along 113A Street. It will then turn west on 153 Avenue and continue to the park-and-ride at the northwestEdmonton city limits.

You can learn more about the latest developments and how to get involved in LRT public events at www.edmonton.ca/LRTprojects.