Highway 1A Improvements
The Highway 1A improvements Project is a long-awaited upgrade to the Highway 1A corridor through Cochrane from east of Centre Avenue to west of Fifth Avenue. The project includes:
- new access, parking and turning lanes for Sixth Ave W businesses
Widening highway 1A has long been a priority for both the Province and Town of Cochrane and is an important piece of Cochrane’s Traffic Plan. This project was approved in the fall of 2020, as Council recognized an opportunity to utilize Provincial grant funding to support these roadway improvements.
When complete, it will provide a much-needed improvement to the highway corridor that is experiencing heavy congestion for both local and regional users. The project will also include additional pathways and crosswalks, ensuring a safer experience for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
Highway 1A corridor through Cochrane from east of Centre Avenue to west of Fifth Avenue.
Jun 24, 2022: Centre Avenue Median Construction
Construction of the median along Centre Avenue between Hwy 1A and second Avenue will begin next week, weather permitting.
The work includes pavement removal and curbing construction. The work will reduce the roadway to one lane in each direction for about 2 weeks.
During construction drivers should expect delays with personnel and equipment working on the roadway.
Please drive with caution and follow instruction of flaggers and signage.
Sep 2021: Paving from the east end of the project to Centre Ave began. This aerial video provides a bird’s eye view of the preparation work
Aug 2021: 2021 Project Progress
Watch the flyover video to see what it looks like!
- Construction commenced: June 2021
- Estimated completion: Fall 2022
HOW WILL THIS PROJECT BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY?
Traffic on the hill and along Highway 1A continues to challenge our community. When complete, this work paves the way for streamlined traffic flow along Highway 1A and through the Highway 1A/22 interchange.
This project supports Council's strategic priority of community connectivity, and specifically, advocating for Highway 1A improvements within the Town boundaries, including Centre Avenue and 5th Avenue intersections.