Construction Updates

Scheduled work
IMPORTANT NOTE: 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. 

Jan 1 2022Powell St

Crews are responding to a water main break on Powell St. 

Final repairs to the main are anticipated on Saturday, residents in the area can expect water service interruptions on this day. This work may result in a temporary road closure to access the infrastructure, please use alternate routes if you need to get through that area. Town staff will continue to maintain the leak and remedy any resulting ice buildup until the repairs take place.

Nov 22 & 23Fireside Catholic School

NOTICE: Traffic Delays and No Parking on Nov 22 & 23 Fireside Catholic School

Eight portables will be moved into the site of the new Fireside Catholic School today and tomorrow. This will take place between 9:30am-3pm each day. 

Parking will not be permitted in the areas marked on the attached map. Vehicles will be permitted to park after 3pm and should be moved by 8:30 Tuesday morning.

They will be coming in from Hwy 22 heading South to FS Gate around the traffic circle, down FS Blvd and FS Drive. Motorists should expect occasional traffic impacts.

Oct 25West Rock Rd

In coming weeks, motorists and pedestrians will see:

  1. A new stop sign on West Rock Road and West Side Drive to replace the current yield sign (blue dot on map).
  2. No parking zone extended and ‘No Stopping’ signs installed along West Rock Road (red lines on map).

Sep 29Mountain St to Centre Ave

As part of the HWY 1A improvements, we are making changes to the traffic flow on Mountain Street. 

Starting Wednesday, Sep 29 traffic will no longer be able to travel westbound on Mountain St to access Centre Avenue.  

The west end of Mountain St will be modified to include a cul-de-sac. Access to Centre Avenue can still be made using William Street.

1A Improvement Project

Sep 20-24Zero Gravity Skatepark
Park closed for concrete maintenance and repairs. This work ensures the park is safe for our youth to enjoy for years to come.
The park will be pressured washed on Fri Sep 17 in advance of the work. The park will be fenced for the duration of the work and will not be illuminated. 

Starting Sep 7West side of Highway 22 to the site of the future interchange
Utility relocation for HWY 1a/22 interchange:
In advance of the Alberta Transportation interchange project, the Town of Cochrane is relocating some of our utilities that are in conflict with the new interchange. In collaboration with Alberta Transportation, a portion of the excavated soil will be used to pre-build the western ramps of the interchange. Due to the volume of soil that will be relocated, motorists should expect occasional traffic impacts.
Highway 1A/22 Interchange
Sept 3
Sept 6-9
Centre Ave Centre Ave
  • Sept 3: Starting at 8am, southbound traffic will be detoured down First Ave to First St W. 
  • Sept 6-9: Centre Avenue will be closed overnight to southbound traffic between HWY 1A and Second Street/Powel Street for installation of new utility crossings. 
    • Southbound traffic will be detoured to Fourth and Fifth Ave W. 
    • No left or right turns from HWY 1A onto Centre Ave.  
    • Northbound traffic will be detoured to First Ave at Second St to access HWY 1A.
    • Map

1A Improvement Project

Fri Aug 27 9pm-7am Sat Aug 28
Hwy 1A from Centre Ave to 4th Ave

The shallow utility work required for the Hwy 1A improvement project will take place this week initiating one temporary evening road closure. 

During this evening closure traffic will be detoured through the downtown core.

Please slow down, watch for workers and follow all signage in the area. 

Please note: an alternate detour route will be in place for highway transport trucks: 

1A Improvement Project

Starting Aug 24Centre Avenue from Hwy 1A through to Powel Street.

Water main replacement will commence along the east side of Centre Avenue from Hwy 1A through to Powel Street.

The work will require the closure of the righthand, south bound lane for the next week. Following completion of the water main work, both southbound lanes will be detoured onto First Avenue West though to First Street West to facilitate storm water upgrades – more details to follow.

During this phase of construction, alternate routes, such as Fourth Avenue West or Fifth Avenue West should be considered to access the Quarry and other shopping areas in the downtown.

1A Improvement Project

Aug 23 - end of SepAsphalt pathway running from Mitford Park  west to the water plant and north through West Terrace Park
Pathway will be upgraded and repaired, please obey barricades.Parks
Aug 23-27GlenEagles ball field access pathRepaving Parks

Aug 9-14316 1 Street East Cochrane, AB
Temporary road closure while utility work is completed. Detour mapCivil Land Development
July 28 & 29Centre AveSurvey crews will be out on Centre Avenue south of Powel Street Wednesday and Thursday in off-peak hours to complete a detailed survey for final design of the second phase of Centre Street upgrades.  The construction is planned for the summer of 2022.  Please drive carefully and obey signage and directions from flaggers.
Capital projects

Jul 24-Aug 7River AveSidewalk repairs will be underway on River Ave, this work will take approx. two weeks to complete and two way traffic will be maintained during construction.Roads
Jul 21-Jul 23Various roadways around Town

Crews are working around Town this week to seal cracks on our roads. Please obey signs and watch for workers.


Mon Jul 19 9pm-7am Tue Jul 20

Tue Jul 20 9pm-7am Wed Jul 21

Wed Jul 21 9pm-7am Thu Jul 22

Thu Jul 22 9pm-7am Fri Jul 23

Hwy 1A from Centre Ave to 4th Ave

The deep utility replacement work (water, sanitary and storm) required for the Hwy 1A improvement project will take place this week initiating four temporary evening road closures. 

During these evening closures traffic will be detoured through the downtown core.

Please slow down, watch for workers and follow all signage in the area. 

Please note: an alternate detour route will be in place for highway transport trucks: 

1A Improvement Project

Jul 22-Jul 30West bound lanes of River Heights Drive between Rivercrest Drive/Willow Gate and Willow Drive
Developer lane closure, two way traffic will continue to flow through the area.
Starts Jul 20-ongoing for approx two weeksHwy 22
(Sunset Blvd north to Twp 272.)

(Quigley Dr to Hwy 1)
West-Can will be micro-surfacing Hwy 22 starting Mon Jul 20 from Sunset Blvd north to Twp 272 during the day, once complete they will start from Quigley Dr to Hwy 1 at night. There will be occasional lane closures/pilot trucks and a flag person. Speed will be set at 50km/hr.More info available: Alberta 511
Work beginning week of Jul 12-ongoing until completePathways around TownVolker Stevin will be repairing pathways around Town.
Maps highlighting the specific pathways
Jul 10-late fallHighway 1AStarting Saturday, July 10, motorists should anticipate traffic delays in the area as construction starts on the north shoulder of the highway. The highway will be reduced to 2 lanes through the work area. This will be in place until construction wraps up in the late fall.1A Improvement Project
Jul 7Glenpatrick Dr.

Crews will be repairing a water main starting at 7am until the work is complete. 

Glenpatrick Drive will be closed to local traffic only from Cascade Place to Castle Place.

Detours will be in place, Cascade Place will be accessible from 5th Avenue while Castle Place and Glenpatrick Crescent will be accessible from Glenbrook Crescent.

Jun 29-Jul 2Railway St

See map for road closure.

A portion of Railway Street will be closed as crews work to connect the underground utilities required to support the project. Detour signage will be posted.

Capital Projects - The Station

Jun 17Ross Ave and Sibbald St

Planned power outage Residents on Ross Ave and Sibbald St may experience a power outage this afternoon, as Fortis is changing some power poles. 

Fortis: Questions or concerns can be directed to Fortis at 310-WIRE (9473). 
Jun 3Cochrane streetsLine painting of Town streets will begin Thursday evening, work is planned to take one night but will continue Friday night if necessary, weather permitting. Work starts after 11pm when traffic is minimal.

Please stay back from the line painting equipment and avoid, to the extent possible, driving on fresh lines to prevent paint from getting on your vehicle.

Jun 1New off-leash dog park parking lot, by the lagoon siteThe roads team will complete some surface improvements, the work is scheduled to take one day to complete and alternate parking is available.Roads

May 28-June 18Town curbs and sidewalks throughout downtown

This work will replace trees, upgrade and repair sidewalks, wheelchair ramps curbs and gutters throughout downtown: 


May 29-June 11Quigley Dr and West Rock Rd.Road and concrete repairs.  Please note that during this time there will be lane closures but traffic will still continue to flow in the area. Roads

May 204th Avenue Bridge

Geotechnical drilling work for the design of the new bridge

  • 7:30 am to 6pm
  • 4th ave Bridge
  • 4th ave  will remain open, watch for construction workers

May 25-28RivercrestTemporary road closureCivil Land Development
May 25-28Alley on the east side of Ross AveTemporary road closureCivil Land Development

May 25-28Range Rd 42, south of Sunterra RdTemporary road closureCivil Land Development

May 24-June 14Headlands Close east of 432 William StTemporary street or sidewalk closure, replacing power polesCivil Land Development

Starts spring 2021Hwy 1A improvementsUpgrade to Highway 1A corridor: from east of Centre Ave to west of Fifth AveMar 3 update: Contractors are scheduled to start preparing the area in the next few days. This involves removing trees from the north side of Hwy 1A between Ross Ave and Sixth Ave to expand the highway from two to four lanes, as well as add new side street intersections and storm water management facilities.

Trees are only being removed within the project work area and will be replaced in 2022 as part of the final landscaping.
Capital projects

Future phases: 2021-2022
Centre AveCentre Ave
Council approved a schedule and estimated budget for Centre Ave corridor improvements, continuing their commitment to community connectivity and increasing traffic efficiency and capacity, particularly during peak commute times.
Capital projects
(between Fifth Ave and Hwy 22)
CP Siding Extension
UPDATED July 15, 2020

A full closure of the pathway will occur in mid-August to construct the bridge. Pathway closure map

CP is building an extension to the existing siding within their right-of-way, from beneath the Hwy 22 bridge to near Fifth Ave West, including a second bridge over Big Hill Creek. Construction is scheduled to be complete by December 31, 2020.

Please note that during construction there will be an increase to vehicular traffic, including trucks, in the area and along Hwy 1A between Hwy 22 and Cochrane’s Historic Downtown.

More: CP Rail, 1-800-766-7912 or

COMPLETENE of Hwy 1A/22 intersectionHistorical resources investigations
Archaeological excavations are scheduled near the Hwy 1A/22 interchange project, including archaeological hand excavations at four locations northeast of the intersection.
Alberta Transportation

Hwy 1A/22 interchange

The 2019-21 provincial budget includes funding to begin the process for building an interchange at Highway 1A and 22. Once design and engineering are complete, construction is expected to take about two years to complete. (A more detailed project timeline will be available once the design process is complete.)