Signals ahead |

Signals ahead

It’s with mixed feelings that we greet the fact the number of traffic lights along Highway 9 between Interstate 70 in Frisco and the south end of Breckenridge now numbers 16.Jacking the number by two are new lights in the Breckenridge area at County Road 3 (Coyne Valley Road) and French Street.The light at County Road 3 is a great help for everybody living in the Peak 7 neighborhood and those working in the Airport Road area. It eliminates the daring left-hand turn of crossing the southbound lane of Highway 9 and sitting in the middle, hoping for a quick merge into the northbound lanes.The French Street light also is needed, especially during peak periods of traffic. The problem is that traffic, at least during rush hours, always seems to be at a peak. Offseasons? What offseasons? Traffic keeps on coming.Increased traffic and increased lights are signposts that Summit County is slowly becoming more like the busy places we left behind. Someday, Highway 9 between Frisco and Breckenridge will be four-laned, as it should be.We require and laud the traffic management, but we reserve the right to shed a tear for the quieter times we leave behind.

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