A few years back, Mayor Jeff Genung made an off-the-cuff comment about breaking out the champagne when it was confirmed the provincial government had set aside money for the Hwy. 1A -22 interchange project. Shortly afterward, he decided to place it in the cooler until the work was truly underway.

Well, that champagne has been well chilled and now will be opened.

On Monday, May 15 at 4 p.m. town council is holding a celebration to toast the start of the long-awaited and highly anticipated interchange project.

The town paved the path for the Interchange project by relocating the underground utilities in the project area and moving displaced soil to advance the construction of portions of the interchange ramps and detours that are within and adjacent to Cochrane’s work area.

People are instructed to meet in the parking lot of the Historic Cochrane Ranche, where directions to the site will be provided.