Bow River FREC Project

FREC-BOWRIVER-01

DESCRIPTION

The Town of Cochrane repairing and constructing a new wetland area to improve the quality of the storm water released into the Bow River and improving the flood resilience of the area.  In addition to the new wetland, the project also includes a new vehicle-rated pathway bridge.  

BACKGROUND

The Storm water facility was significantly impacted by sedimentation of the pond during the 2013 flood. The sedimentation reduced the capacity of the system to store and treat storm water and has had significant algae issues as a result.  The existing foot bridge was also damaged by the flood and is being replaced.

LOCATION

The new storm facility and bridge will be constructed along side the Bow River pathway in the neighborhood of West Point.

BOW RIVER- FRECUPDATES

  • Starting July 11, trucks will start hauling excess soil from the project site to expand the stormwater facility. These trucks will be traveling on Quigley Drive, West Terrace Point and West Terrace Drive throughout the construction workdays for 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the weather. Street cleaning will occur throughout this work period to remove any tracked mud.
  • June 28, 2022: WEST TERRACE FREC PROJECT: CONSTRUCTION START-UP 

    Construction, including the pathway closure, is scheduled to start July 4th and continue until October.

SCHEDULE

  • Estimated completion: Fall 2022

BUDGET

  • Total project budget: $2.2M

HOW WILL THIS PROJECT BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY?

Reconstruction and enlargement of the wetland will improve water quality discharged into the Bow River and also provide additional habitat for wildlife. The new pathway bridge will be vehicle rated for access by fire and EMS vehicles incase of emergency

STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT

Maintenance of parks and pathways, providing community connectivity.