It was good to read the report in last week’s paper of the provincial deputy premier visiting Sylvan Lake and calling the Highway 11/781 intersection hellishly confusing. His promise to take this matter up with Alberta Transportation should give renewed hope to all those calling for traffic lights to be installed.
This recent development should give Sylvan Lake town council another reason to get onboard with this important issue. Regardless of their previous agreements, they should be wise enough to admit the error of their ways and begin representing the wishes of the majority of people.
If they can finally admit that the mountainous speed bumps on Lakeshore Drive need fixing, surely they can eat some humble pie with this issue as well. To do so would earn them considerable praise.
New lights would safely open access to this historic intersection from all directions and the flow into downtown Sylvan Lake would be restored, giving businesses a chance to flourish once again.
Editor’s Note: The deputy premier referred to the 20-11 intersection at the lights as hellishly confusing when turning left – not the 781-11 intersection.