Marine Drive Temporary Lane Closure: Have Your Say

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The City of White Rock temporarily closed one lane of traffic on Marine Drive from June 7 to Aug. 11, 2021 to extend patio space for restaurants, helping them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision was made by Council in May 2021. The westbound lane was closed from Vidal Street to Maple Street, with access at the residential area known as the hump available for on-street permit parking. Detour signs and 30/km hour signs were posted, and visitors to Marine Drive were encouraged to park at the West Beach Parkade.

The lane closure was to stay in place until restaurants on Marine Drive could return to dining at 100-per-cent capacity. Once Step 3 of BC’s Restart plan was in place, restaurants could return to full indoor dining.

Council listened to business owners on the East Beach and the West Beach share their experiences of the two-month lane closure. Council would now like to hear from all businesses and all residents regarding their experiences related to the temporary lane closure.

Please complete the short survey available on the City’s engagement platform, talkwhiterock.ca, on or before Sept. 3 so we can include your suggestions in any future planning of lane closures in White Rock.

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