|LOCATION:||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 next 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 24 kilometers in length, but is broken up into two stages. The southeast portion of the line has 11 at-grade neighborhood stops and one above-grade station, the Davies Station.
The Valley Line LRT is being delivered under a Public-Private Partnership (P3) for an estimated cost of $1.8 billion and is expected to open at the end of 2020. The line will integrate directly into existing communities, with an initial projected daily ridership of 31,500 passengers, increasing to 42,000 by 2044.
DBMV is working with our customer to provide rebar detailing on various structures and bridges on this new corridor. Specifically, our scope so far has 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 DBMV team. The project construction so far has required many site condition and priority changes, but DBMV team has been able to keep customer on schedule from detailing standpoint.