The stretch of route 145 just north of the Ophir turn is a perennial hazard because of poor maintenance. There is a steep muddy rock studded slope to the east, which rains boulders down on the road regularly. There is currently no rock containment barrier. Much of the west side of this stretch is steep, allowing little room for evasive maneuvers.
This is one of two major arteries tourists, workers and locals travel to and from town and the ski mountain. It is a hazard and a liability. Blowouts and near-death experiences are a regular event for those of us who drive this stretch. Is it going to take a loss of life to correct this dangerous situation?
– Shoshannah S. Pollack, MD, Ophir