The Town Roads Division manages over 100 km of open road in Cochrane to ensure our roadways are maintained to minimize economic loss to the community, and prevent or reduce accident or injury by providing safe winter driving conditions.

The Roads Division is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the storm sewer system, including approximately 52 km of underground storm sewer mains, as well as various drainage swales, ditches, storm water ponds, outfalls, oil grit separators and wetland areas.

NEW: Tips for the big melt

2018 Residential Snow Clean-up

We know there’s a lot of snow — more than usual, in fact. Which is why the Town is implementing our extreme weather response plan.

Residential snow clean-up starts Monday

Starting Monday March 5, crews will be removing snow build-up from cul-de-sac bulbs only. As snow pack softens, crews will plow down the middle of all residential streets to flatten ruts.

How you can help

When crews are in your community, a parking ban is in effect. If you live in a cul-de-sac, please move your vehicles to off-street parking.

Residents are reminded not to deposit snow on the roadways, including snow left behind by the plows (windrows).

Why doesn’t the Town always plow residential roads?

The Town’s mandate is to keep priority routes open and safe for emergency vehicles and the motoring public. Including residential areas in regular snow plowing would mean a significant increase in budget.

Where is the extra snow plowing going to happen?

Residential streets will be plowed down the middle in all neighbourhoods to make driving easier. Accumulated snow will be removed from cul-de-sac bulbs.

When is the extra snow plowing going to start?

Town crews and contractors start the extra work Monday March 5, which will take approximately two weeks. The schedule uses the same Town zones as the waste, recycling and organics collection; the snow removal works around collection days.

Note re: Thu Mar 8 and Fri Mar 9
Crews are going back to these areas Thu Mar 8 and Fri Mar 9 as time permits to remove snow from cul-de-sac bulbs:
• Clydesdale Place
• Heritage Terrace & Heritage Cove
• West Spicer Place & West Callaway Place
• 100/200/300 West Terrace Place
• west end of West Terrace Rise
• West Terrace Close, 100 Quigley Close
PLEASE use off-street parking both days between 9am and 5pm.
Zone 3
Heritage Hills
West Valley
West Terrace
West Pointe
Monday March 5
Tuesday March 6
**Not all areas were completed, will be returning on Friday.**

Zone 5
East Cochrane
HWY 1A (Second
& Third St W)
Riverside Place
Wednesday March 7
Thursday March 8
Zone 1
Zone 2
River Heights
The Willows
Cochrane Heights
Sunset Ridge
Thursday March 8
Friday March 9
Zone 4
Bow Ridge
Bow Meadows
Jumping Pound
UPDATE: Starts Friday March 9

Zone 4
Monday March 12

Streets Improvement Project (SIP)

Check back soon for the latest work done under the Streets Improvement Project. 

Water Accumulation

Some homes in Town are located near a trap low, a device that controls water drainage from Town streets. For homes near trap lows, rainwater may accumulate on the road nearby, up to and sometimes including the driveway and a portion of the lawn. This is normal for areas with a trap low. The water should completely drain within 24 hours once the rain stops.

If water has accumulated on the road near your house, on your driveway or front lawn, you may be located near a trap low. If rainwater accumulation has not drained 24 hours after the rain stops, please contact Town of Cochrane Operations at 403-851-2590.

Policies & Procedures

The Town's policies and procedures are designed to provide maximum service on emergency routes (Fire, EMS, RCMP) and to provide service to major arterial thoroughfares, and other selected streets comprising the basic network needed move traffic in a safe and orderly way.

Traffic concerns

Have questions about traffic in Cochrane? Check the Frequently Asked Questions.

Additional Information

Highways: Alberta Transportation maintains Highways 1A and  22 through Volker Stevin.

Alleys: Help us maintain your alleys by keeping them clear of debris, furniture, parked cars, trailers and carts. Read the Alley Maintenance and Cart Storage brochure.

Fun Facts

  • Highways 1A and 22 are provincial roads; Volker Stevin (888-877-6237) keeps them clean and maintained.
  • Streets are cleared of gravel and winter debris every spring.
  • Roads staff are based at the Town Operations Shop on Griffin Road.