Backed-up traffic at Frisco aggravating to motorists |

Backed-up traffic at Frisco aggravating to motorists

I drive for a living. I am accustomed to heavy ski traffic in the winter and the never-ending “cone-zones” in the summer.

However, I have to speak up about the farce that is going on just south of Frisco on Highway 9 at the Dickey day access to the Dillon Reservoir.

Thursday, traffic was down to a single lane for about four hours while a large crew managed to scrape a single car-length space in both lanes, at the beginning and end of its proposed area of paving. Four hours!

On Friday, the contractor had traffic screwed up for another three or four hours, but the asphalt didn’t show up, so the crew managed only to spread oil on one lane in the work area.

I’m used to delays, and I want better roads, but after sitting for 10 minutes, then driving through the work area to see absolutely not one person doing any work whatsoever, I got a bit cranky.

The crew paving Hoosier Pass was able to complete its work ahead of time, although I went through a second delay there one day, and saw no work being done also.

All it would take is a little better organization and some supervision. This is not rocket science, gang. We shouldn’t have to put up with this.

Dan Streeter


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