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Are there any drawings on how the intersection will look like? I recall reading somewhere that the LRT line will go underneath 23 ave.
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So how is it that the LRT planning department has got this intersection exactly right, and yet they're going to screw up Ellerslie Road with a level crossing? On the same phase of the same extension to the same line?
Well because this intersection is happening now. Ellerslie crossing is only an idea at this point. For now the line will end at Ellerslie.
I hope that maybe the leave allowances for a possible change to elevated when the finally expand further south of Ellerslie.
 
Okay, with the 50th Street Grade Separation and Road Widening project getting additional funding from the Federal government to cover inflationary costs, I messaged the city asking if they ever attempted to get additional funding for the current expansion to cover inflationary costs and to get some context on how funding works:

Hello,

We received your email from Councillor Rice’s office. Thank you for bringing your questions about the Capital Line South Extension (CLSE) LRT project forward.

As noted in your email, the City is continually working with the federal and provincial governments to identify and leverage available funding to support the City’s capital infrastructure needs. This is the case for both new and existing capital projects. The timelines for funding approvals and announcements are determined by the funding provider; in this instance, whichever order of government is providing the funding.

I am able to provide additional context to your example of the 50th Street Grade Separation and Road Widening project as an existing project that is receiving additional federal funding due to escalating costs. The project was approved for federal funding under the National Trade Corridors Fund’s (NTCF) initial funding envelope of $1.9 billion that was announced in 2017. With that funding fully allocated, the NTCF was recapitalized with another $1.9 billion in funding as part of federal Budget 2021. It is due to the recapitalization of the NTFC that the City was able to work with the federal government to secure additional funding to support the cost escalations to the 50th Street Grade Separation and Road Widening project.

The CLSE LRT project is receiving federal funding through the Investing in Canada Plan’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Launched in 2016, the Investing in Canada Plan is the current federal government’s major infrastructure initiative. This 12 year plan is now more than half over and all the funding the province of Alberta received as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program has been fully allocated to capital projects across the province. This program has not been recapitalized, as was the case for the NTCF, and there are no indications that it will be. At this time there is no additional program funding available to support cost escalations to the CLSE LRT project, and as a result, the City has undertaken a project scope review to be able to deliver the CLSE LRT project with the currently approved budget.

The City will continue to advocate for additional infrastructure funding from both orders of government in order to realize a safe, healthy, and livable city for Edmontonians to enjoy.

We appreciate your interest in the successful completion of the CLSE LRT project. Thank you for your email.
 
Okay, with the 50th Street Grade Separation and Road Widening project getting additional funding from the Federal government to cover inflationary costs, I messaged the city asking if they ever attempted to get additional funding for the current expansion to cover inflationary costs and to get some context on how funding works:

Hello,

We received your email from Councillor Rice’s office. Thank you for bringing your questions about the Capital Line South Extension (CLSE) LRT project forward.

As noted in your email, the City is continually working with the federal and provincial governments to identify and leverage available funding to support the City’s capital infrastructure needs. This is the case for both new and existing capital projects. The timelines for funding approvals and announcements are determined by the funding provider; in this instance, whichever order of government is providing the funding.

I am able to provide additional context to your example of the 50th Street Grade Separation and Road Widening project as an existing project that is receiving additional federal funding due to escalating costs. The project was approved for federal funding under the National Trade Corridors Fund’s (NTCF) initial funding envelope of $1.9 billion that was announced in 2017. With that funding fully allocated, the NTCF was recapitalized with another $1.9 billion in funding as part of federal Budget 2021. It is due to the recapitalization of the NTFC that the City was able to work with the federal government to secure additional funding to support the cost escalations to the 50th Street Grade Separation and Road Widening project.

The CLSE LRT project is receiving federal funding through the Investing in Canada Plan’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Launched in 2016, the Investing in Canada Plan is the current federal government’s major infrastructure initiative. This 12 year plan is now more than half over and all the funding the province of Alberta received as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program has been fully allocated to capital projects across the province. This program has not been recapitalized, as was the case for the NTCF, and there are no indications that it will be. At this time there is no additional program funding available to support cost escalations to the CLSE LRT project, and as a result, the City has undertaken a project scope review to be able to deliver the CLSE LRT project with the currently approved budget.

The City will continue to advocate for additional infrastructure funding from both orders of government in order to realize a safe, healthy, and livable city for Edmontonians to enjoy.

We appreciate your interest in the successful completion of the CLSE LRT project. Thank you for your email.
I've heard that the Feds are gearing up to announce new round of funding for transit infrastructure this fall.
 
Why not keep the train at grade and make an underpass with a pedestrian crossing bridge at grade?

Cars can go up and down without issue, people and trains, not so much. It'll also remove the need for crossing lights, so it's much safer for pedestrians at that crossing.
 
Why not keep the train at grade and make an underpass with a pedestrian crossing bridge at grade?

Cars can go up and down without issue, people and trains, not so much. It'll also remove the need for crossing lights, so it's much safer for pedestrians at that crossing.
Where?
 

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