Road closures planned for Tour of Alberta day

Sylvan Lake residents are being reminded that roads in and out of town will be closed as the Tour of Alberta

Road closures will take place when the Tour of Alberta makes its way through town on Sept. 4.

Road closures will take place when the Tour of Alberta makes its way through town on Sept. 4.

Sylvan Lake residents are being reminded that roads in and out of town will be closed as the Tour of Alberta makes its way through on Sept. 4.

Beginning at 1 p.m., access will be limited to emergency vehicles as the high-level professional cycling event takes place. Roads will remain closed until 2:30 p.m.

“The Town of Sylvan Lake understands that everyone is busy, and has some place to go; however, we hope you can join the excitement in welcoming a world class event, and its athletes, to our beautiful community,” reads a notice issued by the town.

More than 100 of the world’s top cyclists will take part in the five-day, 700-km Tour of Alberta, which will traverse 50 communities around the province.

Volunteers are being sought to ensure traffic safety. Interested parties are asked to call 403-887-2199.