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A portion of State Park Road 2 has been closed to vehicular traffic, while another westbound lane has opened on Canal Road in Orange Beach.

Traffic Changes In Gulf Shores, Orange Beach

Two major traffic arteries have recently undergone changes: State Park Road 2 in Gulf Shores and Canal Road in Orange Beach.

State Park Road 2 Converted To Vehicle-Free Path
A portion of State Park Road 2 that runs roughly 1.5 miles through Gulf State Park has been converted to a vehicle-free path for pedestrians, cyclists and the future park tram.

Vehicle traffic has been rerouted at each end of the road, and all traffic must use Hwy. 135 as access to Hwy. 182.

State Park Road 2 is only accessible for park cabin and golf course guests. Signage has been placed throughout the area, and the portion of the road that is closed will be re-striped within a few weeks allowing all park visitors to enjoy a safer access to the park’s various facilities and amenities.

Gulf State Park officials said vehicle-free trails in this portion of the park will enrich the visitor experience, create multiple loops, increase access for visitors with differing abilities, and improve the health of the park’s central wetlands and animal habitat.

A new and safe trail from the campground to the middle beach dune crossing will also be added.

New Westbound Lane Added To Canal Road
A second westbound lane opened on Canal Road April 18 from Hwy. 161 to the Wharf.
According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, although the lanes were narrowed to 11 feet from 12 feet, there was enough roadway and shoulder space to repurpose it into another full lane.

The lanes were built to accommodate extra traffic on heavy vacation checkout days when traffic would typically back up on Ala. Hwy 182 and into the neighborhood areas of Canal Road.
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