What were they thinking?

What were they thinking? I am a grateful citizen in Copper Ridge. I love the Hamilton Boulevard extension. I have followed the progress of the road from a mere discussion, to the final beautiful divided highway that opened last week. But a very importan

I am a grateful citizen in Copper Ridge. I love the Hamilton Boulevard extension. I have followed the progress of the road from a mere discussion, to the final beautiful divided highway that opened last week.

But a very important part is missing – and someone is going to get killed.

A stop sign at Falcon? What were they thinking? Yesterday I tried easing my way left from Falcon on to Hamilton. Some impatient twit in a pickup honked at me to go.

Go? My minivan was loaded with kids, on a blind hill, at a wide intersection with high-speed traffic going both ways. I felt like I was running the gauntlet.

Now picture this same intersection at 8 a.m. in January, with snow piled up in the meridian, icy roads and black skies. Again, I repeat Ð what were they thinking? Lazulite and Hamilton were already a nightmare to try to get out of.

I wrote the city last year and asked about putting lights or a traffic circle up there to keep traffic moving, and keep people safe. The response back then was that they’d deal with that issue when the extension was built.

Now it’s worse. Please folks Ð city planners, YTG, whoever was responsible for this “oversight” (i.e. money-saving measure), get a proper intersection in there before winter arrives, and before someone gets killed.

Leah Davy Ryckman

Whitehorse