As Centre Avenue widening has progresed during the 2023 construction season, Cochrane has an opportunity to adjust drainage catchment boundaries and improve the stormwater level of service through the Historic Downtown. To reduce drainage demands on the Historic Downtown system, a solution is being proposed to divert drainage from Centre Avenue and the East End eastwards to the Bow River. Additionally, this proposed solution will provide servicing opportunities for redevelopment in the East End.
The 2023 budget includes funds for detailed design for phase 1 and 2 in order to ensure sufficient time to negotiate phase 2 with CP Rail. Phase 1 construction is budgeted for in 2023 and will be completed in conjunction with Centre Avenue - Phase 3. The 2024 budget is for CP Rail negotiations and design refinements, and the 2025 budget is for phase 2 construction.
How does this project benefit the community?
- Reduce drainage demands on the Historic Downtown system
- Provide servicing opportunities for redevelopment in the East End.
This project supports Council 2022-2025 Strategic Goals on Livability and Vibrant Economy. This project will build on foundation of financial and environmental stewardship and built environment.