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New signs debut in Breckenridge

Jane Stebbins
Summit Daily/Reid WilliamsNew signs on Main Street in Breckenridge remind drivers that pedestrians have the right of way.

BRECKENRIDGE – People driving along Main Street will have four more things to dodge beginning Dec. 26.

Town officials plan to install signs at four crosswalks, similar to the stop signs in the middle of the road at Fourth and Main and Madison and Main streets in Frisco.

The signs will be installed at Wellington, Washington, Adams and Jefferson streets.

The signs, which will read “Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalks,” are part of the town’s efforts to improve pedestrian safety in town. The signs are also reminders that state law requires motorists to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

The improvements are part of a “swap” between the town and the Colorado Department of Transportation that will take Highway 9 off Main Street and move it onto Park Avenue.

That is scheduled to take place in early spring. The swap will also move jurisdiction of Main Street to the town, allowing town officials to make improvements they might not have been permitted to when it was under state control.

Construction improvements next summer will include installation of a modified roundabout at North Park and Main Street, a new roadway configuration at South Park and Main Street and a traffic signal at French and Main streets.

Other proposals that might be implemented include elevating crosswalks, installing crosswalks at mid-block and putting in “furniture,” such as benches, to make downtown a friendlier place.

Jane Stebbins can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 228, or

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