City market stoplight in Granby goes to live function |

City market stoplight in Granby goes to live function

Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News
Grand County, Colorado

The traffic light at the Granby City Market made the change from flashing lights to live function on Thursday.

The light was flashing for two days prior as the Colorado Department of Transportation’s way of alerting drivers of the light’s transition to full operation.

Granby Police Chief Bill Housley told town board members on Tuesday that he expects there will be more “fender-bender” accidents with the new light signaling, but curtailed will be the more serious “T-bone” type accidents.

The chief also relayed his concerns about the 55 mile-per-hour speed sign on eastbound (southward) Highway 40. The high speed fails to prepare drivers for the stoplight up ahead, he said.

Another change brought about by the new stoplight is the right-turn-only out of the Lord of the Valley Lutheran Church. Granby officials explained that part of the light’s installation deal was to build a road directly from the church to the City Market parking lot, to Thompson Road, as a more convenient way for parishioners to access westbound Highway 40 to Granby.