Calgary City Council will receive confidential Green Line LRT update on Monday


Calgary city council will receive a confidential update on the Green Line LRT project on Monday morning at a special meeting.

It is the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history, with a $ 4.9 billion commitment from all three levels of government.

“I think what we’re going to see is a forward-looking contract for utility rehabilitation in the core for section 2A,” Ward 12 Cowen said. Shane Keating.

“It’s over a $ 100 million contract, so it’s going to go ahead, I’m guessing, to be announced in the next few weeks.”

The purchase on the first section of the megaproject has been halted since March 31, while provincial officials work with city officials on “technical issues”.

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“The Green Line issue is not a political issue; This is some technical work that needs to be done, ”said Alberta Transportation Minister Rick McKiver on Wednesday.

The delay has disappointed many city councilors.

“I have no idea why this provincial government needs to delay this project. I still don’t know what technical issues they had or still have – absolutely no clue that after so many years investing in a project they now need to stop to the extent that we lost a construction season Is, “Ward 3 Kaun. Jyoti Gondek said.

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“My fears and my concern is that all we’ve done is actually increased the costs where the Green Line is not as great as it once was,” Keating said.

According to the city’s website, a Green Line board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday. Potentially when the public can expect more information to be released, Keating said.

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He said that on May 19, the Green Line Committee will meet and plans for EO Claire’s North 2A and B will be discussed.

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