Light pollution appalling |

Light pollution appalling

I am appalled at the waste, lack of usefulness and the light pollution which will be emitted from the Visible Message Signs (VMS) going up on Highway 9. Why isn’t Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) using that money to save lives on Hoosier Pass by putting up some guard rails? On days that the sign would probably not have a warning, I have had cars hanging into my backyard because there is no guardrail to protect them. If someone drives all the way from Colorado Springs to go over Hoosier Pass will they really not continue over the pass if the sign says bad weather ahead? Will my neighbors and I not drive to our livelihoods because of the warnings on the sign? Many people who live in the mountains value the ability to see the stars and the sky at night and don’t want light pollution. I wish someone could tell me how this sign will improve the safety of road conditions on Hoosier Pass. It seems that someone had a “great idea” that can’t be stopped in this state.

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