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

Railway St between Centre Ave and Fifth Ave

Street and utility upgrades

Railway St W between Centre Ave and Fifth Ave is being upgraded as part of the first phase of the Tri-Site re-development which also includes the Transit Hub and Innovation Centre.


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

COMPLETEHorse Creek Rd between Township Rd 262 and Heritage BlvdA section of Horse Creek Rd is closed for work.

The community developer is extending the road; which includes grading, as well as underground and surface utility work.

Please follow the detour signs, using alternate access along Township RD 262 and Range Rd 443. 
If you have questions, or concerns, please contact the Volker Stevin representative at 403-519-9660.
COMPLETEA portion of the Highway 22 dog parkClosed due to construction in the area.  Please watch for personnel and equipment, obey signage and use caution while in the area.Parks and Open Spaces
Aug 2019-Aug 2020Greystone development (former Burnco site east of River Ave, between the Bow River and Griffin Rd)Reclamation work required to make gravel pit land fit for development (provincially regulated process).Greystone
Summer 2019 (until further notice)

Town pathways

Various pathway closures due to weather impacts and erosion. Repairs being made in priority order.

The Riverfront Park bridge will be replaced in 2020. Construction will begin mid-November, 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
TC Energy pipeline
west of Hwy 22 from north of Hwy 1A to south of the Bow River
TC Energy pipeline work. Details and maps on the Project website.

Impacts on off-leash parks:
  •  Hwy 22 off-leash park is reduced to approximately 10m wide area on the west side separated by fencing. See map.
  • portions of the small dog park south of Westrock Rd  and the fenced dog park at the bottom of the hill are closed during construction. See map.
Pipeline reclamation in off-leash areas June-Fall 2020:
  • June: prep work
  • July: sodding and tree planting
  • July-Sep: sod and tree maintenance; barriers in place  until reclamation is complete
  • Fall: fencing to be removed and dog park re-opened without restrictions  
Project website
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
Fall 2020Griffin Road

James Walker Trail
Griffin Road upgrading: full road, pathway and landscape construction from Arena Road to Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge by Fall 2020.

James Walker Trail extension
Summer 2019-Fall 2020.
Project includes: 1.5 km of new arterial roadway connection from the new bridge to Riviera Way, including three roundabouts and regional pathway connections.

Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge across the Bow RiverThe new bridge across the Bow River near SLS Family Sports Center. The bridge and road connections also include on-street bike lanes and a separated, parallel 3-metre wide multi-use pathway that connects with Cochrane’s existing pathway system. 
  • Construction started Aug 7, 2018

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.)