Green Line is an important part of Calgary's economic recovery creating about 20,000 jobs in Stage 1 alone. The Council approved Stage 1 is ready for construction and will be built in 2 phases aligning with Council direction to build the Green Line in a stage-gate project approach.
Phase 1 will build 18km of the LRT from Shepard to Eau Claire which is the most technically complex portion and allows for easier expansion both North and South.
Work has started to move shallow and deep embedded utilities (e.g. water, electricity, phone/internet, etc.). These projects make way for the main construction by relocating utilities that are in the way of the Green Line.