Summer = road construction, I wish it doesn’t but it does. Everywhere you turn, every street you want to drive down is torn up, detoured or backed up. If you ever drive on 35W it has been this way for the last 7-10 years. Take my examples from the past three nights:
Ex. a.) Two nights ago the tradition of Music and Movies in Loring Park was brought back. It was a beautiful night. After walking 20 blocks to my car I decided, “hmm I will just the take the freeway home, it has to be better than going down Lyndale and hitting every stoplight.” Awesome for about 4 minutes before sitting in traffic for 15 at 11:00 p.m.
Ex. b.) Last night I saw “Inception” best movie ever. Except it was long (now, I’m not complaining) but this once again kept me from beating the closing of lanes down 35. I partially beat the system by alternate (maybe slower?) routes.
Ex. c.) Tonight I left my friend’s house at 8:30 p.m. Perfect timing for driving down 35W and kicking road construction in the shins while listening to “The Chart Show.”
*When the Crosstowns are done I WILL have a celebratory party. I am not even joking.