One of the by-products of Floyd’s increasing popularity as a visitor destination is traffic — lots of traffic.

On some days it can take three or more cycles to get through the county’s only stop light at Main and Locust Streets in Floyd.

Parking is difficult to come by on Tuesdays when Angels in the Attic is open and visitors are also flocking to the Country Store and other town attractions.

The town’s three primary parking lots — on Locust Street, at the Village Green and behind the Courthouse — overflow.

Traffic is complicated by large trucks trying to turn left at the town’s main intersection and the lack of left turn lanes where U.S. 221 and Rte. 8 cross each other.

It’s a problem, and it’s getting worse.

Widening the streets at the town’s primary intersection means eliminating parking — a move that would not make merchants happy. Even with a new municipal parking lot, parking is at a premium in Floyd, particularly on busy days and during the Friday Night Jamboree and other events.

What’s the answer? Damned if I know. I just live here and — like everyone else, I’m waiting to get through the traffic and find a place to park.