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September 2, 2009 - Blaine Hyska
There must be a good reason for this annual tradition, but I have figured it out yet.
It never fails. Just about the time the students are returning to school, cities in the area start new road construction projects.
Then, here comes the annual traffic nightmare.
There are few, if any, street improvements going on in June, July or early August, but when September rolls around, they start tearing up the streets and putting up detour signs.
It’s not that big of a problem to leave a few minutes early to accommodate the construction, and we all enjoy the improvements.
However, it seems most motorists don’t realize, or don’t care, if there is construction until they’re on their way to school.
Then, it’s pedal to the metal to get there before the bell rings.
The first days of school are hectic enough. Are road construction planners trying to irritate drivers?
Wouldn’t it be better to make these road improvements during the summer, when local streets are quiet?
Until something changes, watch out for road crews on your way to work and school.
It will be another mess.
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