What is the Hwy 1A improvement project?

The Hwy 1A Improvement Project is a long-awaited upgrade to the Hwy 1A corridor through Cochrane from east of Centre Avenue to west of Fifth Avenue. The project includes widening from two lanes to four lanes (two eastbound and two westbound), as well as pathways and sidewalks on the north and south sides. In addition to changes to Hwy 1A, accesses to side streets through the area will be modified to improve traffic flow, safety and alignment with Alberta Transportation requirements.

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1. What is the Hwy 1A improvement project?
2. When does construction start?
3. How will traffic be re-routed while construction is taking place?
4. Does the project include additional options for pedestrian traffic?
5. How much will the project cost?
6. Since the Town is paying for this project, will my taxes go up?
7. Why is the Town paying for improvements to a provincial highway?
8. Who approved the project?
9. Why isn’t the Town taking over the Hwy 1A/22 interchange project too?
10. Are homes being expropriated for this work?
11. Will the speed limit on Hwy 1A change once the work is complete?
12. Will the speed limit change?