Centre Ave - Phase 3



Center Avenue Phase 3 involves widening the portion of Centre Avenue from Powell Street to 1st Street including the 1st Street intersection. The proposed 2023 construction of Centre Avenue - Phase 3 includes the relocation of franchise utilities such as gas, power and telecommunications that are conflicting with roadway construction as well as land acquisition on the west portion of Centre Avenue to allow the road widening. This project is proposed to be funded from off-site levy debt (54%) and the MSI/LGFF grant (46%) for the non-growth portion. 


  •  March 14, 2023 The Centre Avenue Phase 3 project kicks off this week. 

    In preparation for the project which includes widening the road from Powell Street to First Street, an arborist will be removing trees on the NW and NE corners of the Centre Avenue and First Street intersection, highlighted on the map below. Doing this work now ensures that we are not impacting the nesting of migratory birds that takes place later in April.

    If you’re travelling in the area, please note that both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be impacted. For your safety, please obey all detour signage and instructions from the workers. MAP




Centre Avenue Phase 3 is part of the 4-phase transportation improvement plan to increase the level of service in Cochrane's Historic Downtown. The overall project includes corridor improvements to Highway 1A and Centre Avenue. This project involves adding lanes to provide two through lanes each in all directions. Phase 1 of the Centre Avenue improvement project was completed in 2020 from Highway 1A to 2nd Street. Phase 2 of the project was undertaken in 2022 between 2nd Street and Powell Street. 


Total project budget: $3.4M



  • Increased community connectivity


This project supports Council's Strategic goals of livability, connectivity and vibrant economy. This project will build on the foundation of financial and environmental stewardship, and built environment.