Kanata LRT extension would cost $1.85B to build ... someday

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, April 25, 2018

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

The report published Wednesday reveals the results of the Kanata LRT environmental assessment. It confirms that the preferred route would see westbound trains leaving Moodie station travelling on tracks on the north side of Highway 417, crossing the highway to the Canadian Tire Centre and continuing south to a terminus at Hazeldean Road. It means LRT could serve the growing Stittsville area.

There are eight stations and four park and rides in the Kanata LRT three-phase blueprint. According to the city, the rail extension would bring 90 per cent of Kanata residents within five kilometres of rail, and 80 per cent of all Ottawa residents would be within five kilometres of rail. A pedestrian bridge over the highway would connect the park-and-ride at Eagleson Road to an LRT station on the north side of the highway.


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