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 signs in the area. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

Parks and Open Spaces
Water and Wastewater

2020-2022 (tbc)
Centre AveCouncil approved a schedule and estimated budget to begin work on Centre Avenue corridor improvements, continuing their commitment to community connectivity and increasing traffic efficiency and capacity, particularly during peak commute times. More info and drawings. 
Sep-OctSunset RidgeTraffic lights are being installed in the intersection of Sunset Dr and Sunset Blvd. Lights should be operational by the end of Oct.Roads
Oct/Nov 2019Headlands

The Town, in coordination with its contractors, is upgrading the water system infrastructure in the Headlands area and constructing a swale to help manage water run-off from Hwy 1A. The water main in to Headlands and the secondary feeder main for the lower Gleneagles reservoir is being relined.

This project is expected to have minimal disruption to residents; however, there will be increased construction traffic and noise in the area. We ask that vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic follow all construction signage to ensure everyone’s safety during construction.  

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Late Aug/ late Nov 2019Cascade Place, McGonigle Heights, Riverview Drive

A sanitary main below the Cascade Place cul-de-sac is being replaced and realigned. Ultimately, this work will improve the flow of the area’s sanitary system. 

The main's alignment is being adjusted for improved maintenance access and safety. The project also includes directional drilling beneath Griffin Road, as well as deep trenching in the west boulevard along Riverview Drive, to install new pipe. 

We ask that pedestrians and cyclists in the area exercise caution while in the construction areas and that motorists drive with caution in the construction zones and adhere to all posted speed limits and traffic controls.

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mid-Aug-end of SepA portion of the Highway 22 dog parkClosed due to construction in the area.  Please watch for personnel and equipment, obey signage and use caution while in the area.
Parks and Open Spaces
July 2019North of Cochrane, west side of Hwy 22Atco Gas pipe replacement (part of East Calgary Lateral Project)Nathanial Barker: 403-803-8834
Aug 2019-Aug 2020Greystone development (former Burnco site east of River Ave, between the Bow River and Griffin Rd)Reclamation work required to make gravel pit land fit for development (provincially regulated process).Greystone
Summer 2019 (until further notice)

Town pathways

Various pathway closures due to weather impacts and erosion. Repairs being made in priority order.

The bridge in Riverview is damaged structurally and is closed until repairs or replacement are done. Please see map for detour.
Parks and Open Spaces
Aug 2019-Apr 2020TC Energy pipeline
west of Hwy 22 from north of Hwy 1A to south of the Bow River
TC Energy pipeline work. Details and maps on the Project website.

Impacts on off-leash parks:
  •  Hwy 22 off-leash park is reduced to approximately 10m wide area on the west side separated by fencing. See map.
  • portions of the small dog park south of Westrock Rd  and the fenced dog park at the bottom of the hill are closed during construction. See map.

Starting the week of Oct 14, crews are starting installation of the casing which may cause an increase in noise in the area. Work runs Mon-Sat, 8am-6pm. Welding and some other activities will work through the night during casing installation, but don’t generate much noise.

Project website
Summer 2019NE 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
Summer 2019 - Fall 2020George Fox Trail

Griffin Road

James Walker Trail
George Fox Trail upgrading
July-Sept 2019 – Upgrades include: 2 km of road resurfacing, road markings, new bike lanes and regional pathway connections.

Griffin Road upgrading
Full road, pathway and landscape construction from Arena Road to Jack Tenant Memorial Bridge by Fall 2020.

James Walker Trail extension
Summer 2019-Fall 2020 – Project includes: 1.5 km of new arterial roadway connection from the new Bridge to Riviera Way, including three roundabouts and regional pathway connections.

Update Oct 10, 2019
Due to recent weather, the following work has moved from Oct 9-18 to Oct 15-22. As part of the James Walker Trail construction, a storm water main is being installed from the west end of the bridge to tie into the existing storm system on Griffin Road. During this installation, Bow Bend Way will be closed October 15-22, but may reopen open sooner, weather permitting.

A detour for trucks who regularly access the area is provided here. Dog Park users may detour through the SLSFSC parking lot.

September 2019Horse Creek Road Pedestrian CrossingThe Town and CP are collectively working on the design of this crossing. Additional scope has been added to relocate some siding track that conflicts with the alignment of the crossing location. This conflict has a large impact on the safety of the crossing and CP is currently preparing a work plan to relocate the track. This crossing is a priority and will continue to be advanced in a timely way.

Update Oct 24, 2019: The Town has begun construction on our portion of the project and are awaiting an updated schedule from CP.
Summer 2018-Fall 2020Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge across the Bow RiverThe new bridge across the Bow River near SLS Family Sports Center. The bridge and road connections also include on-street bike lanes and a separated, parallel 3-metre wide multi-use pathway that connects with Cochrane’s existing pathway system. More:

Hwy 1A/22 interchange

The 2017 provincial budget included 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.)