On the morning of Tuesday, August 2, 2022, the Lakeshore Drive pedestrian area is reopening to vehicle traffic.
In May, Sylvan Lake Council approved the road closure of Lake shore Drive from 46 Street to 50 Street which started on June 21, 2022 and was meant to last until September 5, 2022. The closed section remained open to foot traffic.
However, Council made the decision to reopen the section after hearing feedback and assessing how the closure has affected the downtown core this year. The Town says impact on traffic, pedestrian flow, and parking around the closure area outweigh the benefits of keeping this space open.
The Town may revisit the idea after downtown construction is complete.