Capital Projects

INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY

The Town’s major projects are guided by Council’s annual priorities, 10-Year Financial Strategy and Strategic Plan. Most major projects require extensive financial planning as well as public consultation to ensure they meet community needs now and for the future. More details on Cochrane's traffic plan

View all 2021 Cochrane Capital Projects on our interactive GIS map.

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FEATURED PROJECTS 

ProjectDescriptionTimeline
Highway 1A Improvements
Upgrade to Highway 1A corridor through Cochrane from east of Centre Avenue to west of Fifth Avenue.
Construction anticipated to begin: spring of 2021
New Protective Services BuildingA new Protective Services building will provide an integrated RCMP and Municipal Enforcement Detachment. Construction anticipated to begin: spring of 2021

The StationThe facility will be located at the former Esso Bulk Station across from the Cochrane Public Library.Construction anticipated to begin: spring of 2021
Targeted completion: 2022


2021 CAPITAL PROJECTS

ProjectDescriptionTimeline
Alley RepairsRepair the surface condition of approximately eight rear alleys in Riversong and Fireside.
Jun - Aug 2021
Bow Ridge Field Investigation & Design
Identify the source of spring water flowing into park area and develop a drainage design to mitigate the water away from the playing field and into the stormwater drainage system.  
Standpipe installation: March 2021
Detailed design: Fall 2021
Centennial Park Playground Resurface
As part of a partnership project with Variety of Alberta Children’s Charity, this project is intended to replace the protective surfacing in the east playground located in Centennial Park.
Fundraising in progress
Centre Avenue Improvements
Corridor improvements to increase traffic efficiency and capacity, particularly during peak commute times.
Phase 1: completed in 2020
Phase 2: scheduled for 2022
Cochrane Ranche Mitford Park Master Plan

Create a master plan for the Cochrane Ranche Historic site and Mitford park site to provide a framework of background information and expected future needs, development options and costs associated with future uses of the two sites.

Plan delivery: Dec 2021
CP Rail - Siding Track RemovalCanadian Pacific Railway ( CPR) is removing the siding track in 2021 at River avenue, Centre avenue and 5th ave crossings. The Town of Cochrane is required to fund the relocation of the signal arms, rehabilitation to the road surface and pedestrian connections once the track has been removed.
May - Jul 2021
Crawford Ranche Storm Facility Cleaning
Cleaning Crawford Ranche Storm FacilityJul/Aug 2021
Fourth Avenue Bridge Design
Design a new bridge that would replace the existing wood timber bridge.
Construction planned for 2022
Highway 1A/22 interchange
The 2019 provincial budget included funding to construct the interchange at Highway 1A and 22.
TBD by Province of Alberta
Horse Creek Sports ParkRocky View Schools (RVS) and the Town of Cochrane released the Master Site Plan for the future development of the Horse Creek Sports Park in June 2019. Development to be phased in
Mitford Park West Pathway Upgrades

Upgrade the asphalt pathway running from Mitford Park  west to the water plant and north through West Terrace Park 

Summer 2021