LINKED: LRT extension through Kanata-Stittsville would cost $1.85B to build eventually, maybe

Jon Willing reports in the Ottawa Sun:

An 11-kilometre light-rail extension through Kanata, from Moodie Drive to Hazeldean Road, would cost $1.85 billion, a new report says…

But here’s the kicker: the city can’t afford it. Not right now, anyway. Kanata LRT isn’t in the city’s “affordable” transportation plans, which are mapped out to 2031. There’s no indication when council will update the transportation master plan. So, for now, the city has a plan it can put on a shelf until there’s more money available from each level of government..

Kanata LRT priority phasing and cost estimates

1. Moodie station to Terry Fox station, $710 million

2. Terry Fox station to Palladium station, $640 million

3. Palladium station to Hazeldean station, $500 million

Total Project Cost: $1.85 billion

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