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. 

Parks and Open Spaces
Water and Wastewater

Starts spring 2021Hwy 1A improvementsUpgrade to Highway 1A corridor: from east of Centre Ave to west of Fifth Ave
Jan 8 & 12Hwy 1A / Fourth Ave (west side)

Geotechnical Investigation
A geotechnical investigation for the Highway 1A Improvements Project will be conducted on January 8th and January 12th, weather permitting. The investigation will be conducted along the west side of Fourth Avenue West, north of Hwy 1A and will include excavation of test pits using an excavator, and a borehole using a drill rig.

Please maintain a safe distance from the equipment and follow all signs and instructions from the workers on site.


Future phases: 2021-2022
Centre AveCouncil 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.Roads
June-Dec 2020Hwy 1A
(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

Nov-Dec 2020

Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park bridge replacement starts mid-November 2020, when water levels are lower. Construction will take approximately three weeks to complete. Please see map for detour.
Riverfront Bridge Overhead

Parks and Open Spaces
May-Aug 2020 NE 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.)