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. 

TimelineLocationDescriptionDept
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.


Roads




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
Parks
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.
Roads



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: 

Roads

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
Phase 1: COMPLETE

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
COMPLETEHwy 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 community_connect@cpr.ca 

https://www.cpr.ca/en/community/living-near-the-railway/rail-projects-near-you


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
TBC

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.)