Alberta’s government has issued a tender for the construction of an overpass at this busy intersection. The project will improve the flow of traffic along the Highway 22 corridor and make both highways safer for all travelers.
Dec 2022: Mayor Genung joined the Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors and the Minister of Energy to announce the Government of Alberta has issued a tender for the Highway 22 and 1A interchange. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2023.
Nov 2021: The Provincial Highway 1A and Highway 22 interchange project scope has expanded to include four lanes from the interchange project on Highway 22 to Sunset Boulevard. Following more than a year of meetings and correspondence with Alberta Transportation, the Town recently learned that the project scope now includes both project ‘gaps’ previously identified by the Town. Cumulatively, these gaps reflect an additional $20 million in transportation investment in our community, bringing the total project budget close to $80M.
Gap one includes the stretch of Highway 1A from the Provincial interchange project to the Town of Cochrane Highway 1A improvements project. Gap two is an extension of Highway 22 twinning to Sunset Boulevard, allowing double the traffic volume turning left out of the Sunset neighbourhood.
Gap two funding includes a financial commitment from the Town of Cochrane and the private community developer. This includes an upgrade to the intersection at Highway 22 and Sunset Boulevard, funded by the developer through offsite levies.
Oct 2021: As part of the interchange project, Cochrane relocated some utilities within the project site.