Construction Updates

Scheduled work
IMPORTANT NOTE: Dates for all outdoor projects are weather dependent. For your safety and the safety of the crews working, please be patient, follow flag person directions and obey all barricades and signs in the area. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

Jun 3Cochrane streetsLine painting of Town streets will begin Thursday evening, work is planned to take one night but will continue Friday night if necessary, weather permitting. Work starts after 11pm when traffic is minimal.

Please stay back from the line painting equipment and avoid, to the extent possible, driving on fresh lines to prevent paint from getting on your vehicle.

Jun 1New off-leash dog park parking lot, by the lagoon siteThe roads team will complete some surface improvements, the work is scheduled to take one day to complete and alternate parking is available.Roads

May 28-June 18Town curbs and sidewalks throughout downtown

This work will replace trees, upgrade and repair sidewalks, wheelchair ramps curbs and gutters throughout downtown: 


May 29-June 11Quigley Dr and West Rock Rd.Road and concrete repairs.  Please note that during this time there will be lane closures but traffic will still continue to flow in the area. Roads

May 204th Avenue Bridge

Geotechnical drilling work for the design of the new bridge

  • 7:30 am to 6pm
  • 4th ave Bridge
  • 4th ave  will remain open, watch for construction workers

May 25-28RivercrestTemporary road closureCivil Land Development
May 25-28Alley on the east side of Ross AveTemporary road closureCivil Land Development

May 25-28Range Rd 42, south of Sunterra RdTemporary road closureCivil Land Development

May 24-June 14Headlands Close east of 432 William StTemporary street or sidewalk closure, replacing power polesCivil Land Development

Starts spring 2021Hwy 1A improvementsUpgrade to Highway 1A corridor: from east of Centre Ave to west of Fifth AveMar 3 update: Contractors are scheduled to start preparing the area in the next few days. This involves removing trees from the north side of Hwy 1A between Ross Ave and Sixth Ave to expand the highway from two to four lanes, as well as add new side street intersections and storm water management facilities.

Trees are only being removed within the project work area and will be replaced in 2022 as part of the final landscaping.
Capital projects

Future phases: 2021-2022
Centre AveCentre Ave
Council approved a schedule and estimated budget for Centre Ave corridor improvements, continuing their commitment to community connectivity and increasing traffic efficiency and capacity, particularly during peak commute times.
Capital projects
(between Fifth Ave and Hwy 22)
CP Siding Extension
UPDATED July 15, 2020

A full closure of the pathway will occur in mid-August to construct the bridge. Pathway closure map

CP is building an extension to the existing siding within their right-of-way, from beneath the Hwy 22 bridge to near Fifth Ave West, including a second bridge over Big Hill Creek. Construction is scheduled to be complete by December 31, 2020.

Please note that during construction there will be an increase to vehicular traffic, including trucks, in the area and along Hwy 1A between Hwy 22 and Cochrane’s Historic Downtown.

More: CP Rail, 1-800-766-7912 or

COMPLETENE of Hwy 1A/22 intersectionHistorical resources investigations
Archaeological excavations are scheduled near the Hwy 1A/22 interchange project, including archaeological hand excavations at four locations northeast of the intersection.
Alberta Transportation

Hwy 1A/22 interchange

The 2019-21 provincial budget includes funding to begin the process for building an interchange at Highway 1A and 22. Once design and engineering are complete, construction is expected to take about two years to complete. (A more detailed project timeline will be available once the design process is complete.)