Costco has moved north and created a traffic disaster aided and abetted by the county commissioners who bought this plan with increased accidents and thousands of people driving almost five miles further north to get there.
The traffic on Highway 2 north of the wye has increased considerably. All of these people going to Costco have had ten miles added to their trip. Many of the people who used to drive home on this route have learned to take an alternative way home because of the congestion and the risk of collision with people who haven’t figured out what squiggles embossed in pavement mean. This roundabout is a poor solution and a terrible sell out to the gluttony of Costco.
Complicating the problem for the people who choose to shop at the new Costco is that this is the only one way in or out of the death trap that has been created in case of fire. The old store had three ways in or out. My wife, who has to go there to get her prescription, recently became trapped in the unmoving traffic of the not-well-planned parking lot. Like I said let us hope there is never a fire.
Some people I have talked to feel that there should be some type of accounting about what has happened. Was nobody in charge? What about traffic engineering? Did they really think this was a good solution? My hope is that not everyone in the county organization is as stupid as Al French and someone is driving, but this development does not demonstrate that.
Leon E. Sproule