401 Meeker St Delta CO 81416 970.874.4421

Stop sign is desperately needed

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Dear Editor:

We have lived on the corner of SE Deer Creek Drive and SE Fairway Drive in Cedaredge since 2003. Cedaredge is a perfect place for us, but we do not feel safe! Speeding vehicles: cars, delivery trucks, construction rigs, and motorcycles, often speed past our house. Frankly, I pray that one of our grandchildren, an elderly person at the mailbox, or our dog does not get hit and or killed by a speeding vehicle.

There is a stop sign for SE Deer Creek Drive, and we are thankful for that. Several yeas ago there was a stop sign on SE Fairway Drive, but for some unknown reason it was taken down. A stop sign is our first desire. There is a 15 mph speed limit sign posted less than a block south of our house because of the Cedaredge Golf Course clubhouse and parking lot. We can only visualize how the speeding vehicles have to quickly apply their brakes in order to proceed to the congested area of the clubhouse. Probably, some of them do not adequately slow down and that is a tragic accident waiting to happen.

If for some unknown reason a stop sign is not possible, then our second desire would be a speed limit sign somewhere on SE Fairway Drive. All other residential streets in the Deer Creek and Cottonwood developments have appropriate speed limit signs posted. Not so for SE Fairway Drive! Fairway starts off of Independence Street and goes past the side of the Cedaredge Middle School and all the way around to the golf course clubhouse on Jay Street. There is not one posted speed limit sign and we do not understand why.

Over the past two years this issue has been discussed with the former town manager, our current town manager and to the Cedaredge Police Department. No one has bothered to respond other than, "Thank you and we will get back to you." That doesn't eliminate the hazard. We have no choice but to yell, "HELP!" Please there needs to be a solution to this hazard before someone suffers a tragedy in their personal life.

Dennis Smith
Marilyn Willette Smith

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