CP Rail - Siding Track Removal

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DESCRIPTION

Canadian Pacific Railway ( CPR) is removing the siding track in 2021 at River avenue, Centre avenue and Fifth avenue crossings. The Town of Cochrane is required to fund the relocation of the signal arms, rehabilitation to the road surface and pedestrian connections once the track has been removed.

LOCATION

  • Fifth avenue CPR crossing
  • River avenue CPR crossing
  • Centre avenue CPR crossing 

UPDATES

  • Watch for updates 

SCHEDULE

  • TBD

BACKGROUND

As part of this project the existing crossing at River avenue has reached its service life and is becoming a hazard to vehicle traffic due to the rough surface. The existing rubber product will be replaced with pre-cast concrete to improve the crossing. In addition, there is currently no pedestrian link on the East side of River avenue through the CPR right-of-way which will be enhanced to provide more connectivity.

BUDGET

Total project budget: 820,000

HOW WILL THIS PROJECT BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY?

This project will improve the crossings and provide a pedestrian link on the East side of River avenue providing more connectivity.

STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT

This project supports Council's priority of improving, planning and advocating for local and regional pathway networks that connect all communities.