Centre Avenue Improvements

The Town of Cochrane is making changes to Centre Avenue as part of a larger project plan to reduce traffic congestion and improve community connectivity in Cochrane. Town Council identified these goals as being critical to planning for Cochrane’s future.

The redesign and construction of Centre Avenue will provide immediate traffic flow benefits for residents, commuters and visitors using this corridor during peak times:

  • Centre Ave map with detailed changes (PDF)
  • Centre Ave interactive map (link)

The project has two phases.  

Phase 1: 2020

Centre Ave Phase 1

  • Repainting Centre Avenue to add one new southbound lane between Highway 1A and First Street 
  • Removal of on-street parking on Centre Ave
  • Change in residential street access off Centre Avenue; intersections at Mountain Street, William Street, Second Street and all alleyways off Centre Avenue will be right-in/right-out access only – Powell Street will remain an all-turns intersection
  • This phase was COMPLETED in the spring of 2020

Phase 2: 2022

Centre Ave Phase 3

  • Construction of ultimate Centre Ave widening to four lanes from Highway 1A to Railway Street. 

The Town is committed to sharing project information in a timely manner. Please contact us at TownProjects@cochrane.ca if you have questions or concerns.