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:
- widening from two lanes to four lanes from east of Centre Avenue to west of Fifth Avenue
- realignment of Fourth Ave to Fifth Ave
- new access, parking and turning lanes for Sixth Ave W businesses
- improved pedestrian network with a new sidewalk and a paved multi-use pathway
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.
This project provides a much-needed improvement to the highway corridor that is experiencing heavy congestion for both local and regional users. The project also includes 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.
- Sept 7, 2023: We are thrilled to announce that the paving work on Hwy 1A is officially complete!
We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation throughout this project. Your dedication to traffic accommodations made a significant difference. As always, please stay safe while traveling in the area, and let's continue to support each other. Landscaping will continue when weather permits.
How will this project benefit the community?
Traffic on the hill and along Highway 1A continues to challenge our community. 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.