Traffic changes over the years
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.