Construction Updates

Scheduled work

Sept 22Bridges on George Fox Tr and River Ave🚧 Bridge Repairs: George Fox Trail & River Ave 🚧

Starting Sept 22, we'll be kicking off some repairs to two bridges in our community: George Fox Trail and River Ave.

What to Expect:

    Bridge traffic will be down to one lane during the repair period.

    Flaggers will be on-site to guide and direct motorists safely.

Repairs are anticipated to be complete by the end of September.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to enhance our community's infrastructure. 

Sept 8Centre Avenue & 1st Street

Centre Avenue & 1st Street Construction Update

  • We're pleased to announce the successful completion of the recent water main tie-in at Centre Avenue and 1st Street. Thank you for your cooperation in conserving water, which was instrumental in retaining reservoir levels and ensuring a smooth transition during the project. 
  • The intersection closure remains on schedule, subject to weather and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Crews are working on utility improvements along Centre Ave. Shallow utility work continues for new streetlights, traffic signals, and preparation for Fortis to underground overhead lines.
  • We appreciate the adherence to detour routes, heeding the guidance of our flaggers and signage, and the patience the community has shown throughout this process.


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.

    Starting this evening, we'll be giving our newly paved road a fresh look with some much-needed line painting. This process is expected to run through Friday and possibly Saturday, depending on how smoothly things go. This will cause some lane closures but no significant delays. No traffic will need to be diverted during lane painting.

    We have received some questions about the speed limits on Hwy 1A. While work is ongoing, the posted speed limits will remain in effect, and we’ll provide an update when we have more information. 

As always, please stay safe while traveling in the area, and let's continue to support each other.

August 30Centre Ave and 1st St Intersection

🚧 Date Confirmation: Centre Ave and 1st St Intersection Closure 🚧

The intersection is scheduled to close tomorrow (Aug 30) for approximately four weeks. We recognize the significance of this intersection as a vital corridor in our community. While this closure might impact routes, please rest assured that the enhancements we're implementing are aimed at improving your travel experiences in the long run. 


With the new school year approaching, we understand that the timing of this closure may raise concerns for parents and students alike. We have been in close communication with local schools to coordinate the construction schedule and minimize disruptions during drop-off and pick-up times. Safety remains our top priority, and we are working diligently to ensure a smooth transition for students and parents during this period.

Local Businesses:

Here's the great news – your favorite local businesses are ready to serve you without interruption! Even as we work on upgrading the intersection, these establishments remain open and eager to welcome you.

Established detour routes and signage will be in place to help residents and visitors navigate around the temporary closure.

Schedules are subject to change depending on the weather. Please follow posted detours and instructions from flaggers.

Stay tuned for more updates as we move forward. We truly value your understanding and partnership as we work together to make our community even better.


August 24Highway 22 pedestrian tunnel

The pedestrian tunnel under Highway 22 will be permanently closed on Thursday. August 24. Pedestrians will be re-routed south, using the existing paved pathway to the east of the pedestrian tunnel, adjacent to Quigley Close, to cross Highway 22.  Detour map

August 14Centre Avenue & First Street The next phase of Centre Ave construction will include relocating utilities and widening the road to improve the Centre Avenue corridor to support the efficient flow of traffic in our community. 

Here’s what you can expect over the next few weeks: 
  • The intersection at Centre Ave and First Street requires a full closure to remove and replace both the water main and storm system infrastructure.
  • This closure is scheduled to begin soon, weather permitting, and take approximately four weeks to complete. 
  • During this closure, crews will also replace East Cochrane's storm system.
We recognize this will impact traffic and ask for your support and patience as we complete this important work.

Centre Ave Construction Update

Phase 1: August 9th, 6:00 AM, to August 12th, 1:00 PM

Phase 2: August 14th, 6:00 AM, to August 18th, 6:00 PM

Riversong BoulevardTemporary Road Closure
The road along Riversong Boulevard will be temporarily closed to complete work for deep utility tie-ins. More info. 
AugustCentre Ave & First Street Intersection Intersection Closure
To interconnect the East End and Centre Ave storm systems and replace the water transmission main a full closure of the intersection of Centre Ave and First Street is required for four weeks. Work is weather-dependent, detours will be in place. Please follow signage and direction from flaggers. 
AugustRiversong & SunsetAlley Repairs
Alley repairs will be taking place starting in early August in eight alleys located in the neighbourhoods on Riversong and Sunset. More info
AugustHighway 1A/22 Interchange

A roundabout has been constructed on the northwest corner of the interchange, which will support the flow of traffic throughout construction.

Throughout construction, Cochrane Protective Services are engaged in regular project updates with the contractor and Alberta Transportation to ensure that emergency access is maintained for all communities as public safety is a top priority.

Link to roundabout image:

More information:


August Highway 1A

Highway 1A Improvements Project 

  • Once all four lanes are complete, final paving will take place. Landscaping, pathways and sidewalks will be completed.
  • The cement wall facing will be poured in phases over the coming weeks. Forms will be assembled in sections; this work requires ample setting time and will continue through the summer.

*Dates for all outdoor projects are weather dependent. For your safety and the safety of the crews working, please be patient, follow flag person directions and obey all barricades and signs in the area. We appreciate your patience and understanding.