|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The City of Edmonton, Canada, is creating a Light Rail Transit (LRT) network that will help knit the city even closer. The City’s expansion phase of the LRT, known as the Valley Line, runs from Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton through the downtown core, with a final destination at Lewis Farms in west Edmonton.
The entire Valley Line route is approximately 274 kilometers in length, but is broken up into two stages. Stage 1 – the Southeast portion of the line has 11 at-grade neighborhood stops, an elevated station, a new bridge, a short tunnel and an interchange point.
The Valley Line Southeast LRT was delivered under a Public-Private Partnership (P3) for an estimated cost of $1.8 billion. The line integrates directly into existing communities and represents the biggest single infrastructure investment in Edmonton’s history.
DBM Vircon worked our customer, A&H Steel, to provide rebar detailing on various structures and bridges on this new corridor. Specifically, our scope included detailing of resilient track work, elevated guideways, portals, abutments, tunnel, bridges (including diaphragms, deck slabs, barrier walls, track plinths, etc.), approaches, support structures, and miscellaneous site work. Given the curved and super-elevated geometry of the track lines, meticulous detailing and checking efforts were required by DBM Vircon team. The project construction required many site conditions and priority changes, but the DBM Vircon team was able to keep the customer on schedule from detailing standpoint.