Clearly, the planned lane changes to Woodstock Avenue have brought out a wide variety of opinions and a healthy debate. As a retired Killington staff member with 25-plus years experience in the Killington village, I have been a part of many traffic, signage and shuttle bus planning and changes in the area. I can remember when the Killington Road was made two lanes up in the morning using orange cones, and two lanes down in the afternoon until the town settled on one lane up and two lanes down currently.
The business owners on the left as you came down howled that the two busy downhill lanes would prevent cars from crossing into their parking lots. When I’m reincarnated, I will come back as an owner of a mobile restaurant that sells breakfast on the way to an attraction, and slide it across the road to catch the dinner crowd on the way back. I also remember stopwatches timing how many seconds it took to get across Route 4 from the bottom of the Killington Road at various times of day. That was to decide if there should be a stoplight or sheriffs and if so, when.
North ChittendenMORE IN Letters
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Maple syrup standards revised to match international standards; city must decide how best to use $300K in leftover sewer project money; Bryanna Allen reports on funding proposal for solar projects; local agency gets HUD money.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1393, quick thinking teen girl saves King Charles IV of France from burning alive at masquerade ball; in 1760, Vermont town of Pownal created by N.H. Gov. Benning Wentworth; Canuplin, Filipino movie star, born.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day, 1700, Cascadia Earthquake, Magnitude 9 plus, strikes West Coast with tsunami effects felt as far away as Japan; in 1885, troops loyal to Sudanese Mohammad Ahmad conquer Khartoum; in 1992, Boris Yeltsin untargets U.S.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 971 AD, Southern Han war elephant corps defeated by Song Dynasty troops bowmen; in 1870, Montana, Marias massacre, U.S. kills 173 Native Americans; in 1941, Charles Lindbergh recommends neutrality pact with Nazis.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Bryanna Allen reports Castleton Downtown hosts open house, fire in Springfield leaves family without a roof of their own, suspected Bosnian war criminal trial goes to jury, Brent Curtis reports Rutland Town budget set to rise.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Bill in Legislature proposes naming beagle Vermont state dog; Associated Press looks back at year in opiate abuse; Shapiro's in Brandon soon to close after 75 years; probe shows illegal online gun sales booming.