Speed limit being reduced on Highway 20

Motorists will be required to drive slower on Sylvan Lake’s east side when Alberta Transportation drops the speed limit next Tuesday.

Motorists will be required to drive slower on Sylvan Lake’s east side when Alberta Transportation drops the speed limit next Tuesday.

The posted speed limit is being reduced to 80 km/hr from 100 km/hr on Highway 20 between Highway 11 and 47th Avenue.

“Alberta Transportation has been working with the Town of Sylvan Lake on a number of roadway projects, including the request to drop the speed limit on this one kilometre stretch of highway to improve traffic flow and increase safety,” according to a traveller’s advisory issued Tuesday.

“Until recently, the lands alongside the highway were primarily rural and didn’t warrant a speed reduction. Traffic has increased with recent development, creating a more urban setting,” the advisor stated.

Signs with the changes will be installed on Monday, subject to weather conditions.