As part of the Highway 1A Improvements project and realignment of 4th Ave to 5th Ave, a new retaining wall is being constructed to support the updated traffic flow plan and connectivity in our community. The retaining wall provides an exciting opportunity for placemaking; serving as gateway to Cochrane, welcoming visitors and residents and strengthening our identity through a modern take on western heritage.
As part of the Highway 1A Improvements project, 4th Avenue will be realigned to 5th Avenue. The “S” curve realignment will direct traffic onto Fifth Avenue and all the way through to Griffin Road. This realignment includes the construction of a retaining wall, stormwater pond and surrounding pathways.
Fall 2023: The concrete pours are complete. Wall enhancements are anticipated to be added in 2024.
How will this project benefit the community?
This project will serve as a gateway, welcoming all to our community. Preserving our unique identity and creating a strong sense of place. The wall and new realignment will enhance community connectivity and traffic flow and provide new pathways for all to enjoy.
This supports Council's strategic priority of identity as we commit to preserving our unique identity and western heritage and planning for a sense of place. Cochrane's unique and charming identity distinguishes our community in the region. As we welcome new neighbours, preserving our identity is crucial to maintaining our desirability.