Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Timmerman needs to be fixed

I lived and worked in the Wood River Valley from 1967 until spring 2009. My husband and I raised two children there, and have always enjoyed the pristine "edge-of-the-wilderness" environment of the valley. Of course, skiing is what brought us to Sun Valley, but everything else made us stay.

The first day we drove over Timmerman Hill and looked at the valley we were in love. So we stayed. Within just a few days we were made aware of the "intersection at Timmerman Hill." It was a deadly place then, and still is, I am so sorry to say.

Timmerman Hill and the Highway 20 intersection are, by far, the scariest and deadliest "spot" in the entire valley. What puzzles me is why no one has been interested, concerned or anything else in doing anything about that fact. Now, the community is injured, yet again, due to another accident at the intersection. What I want to know is if someone has a better idea for how to "fix" that intersection. I believe there is money available for such a highway improvement project. We just have to go looking.

I would be happy to work with anyone interested in making a change at that intersection. I feel, as I am sure everyone does who has lost a friend or loved one there, that something must change. I believe that something can be done to prevent anymore suffering and loss at the Timmerman Hill and Highway 20 four-way stop.

I am not a politician, neither wealthy nor independent. But I am willing to put in my time, use my education and skills to effect an outcome that will definitely improve our lives in this valley with regard to the existence of a dangerous, unfriendly road hazard. I await.

Dee Street


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