Monday, April 23, 2007

Get Your High On I-55 has an online poll question:
Do you think a third lane should be added to Interstate 55 going around Springfield to relieve congestion?
(The Yes votes are currently winning handily. I wonder how a realistic price tag would affect that vote.)

But I have a question too: Why the long three-lane stretch of I-55 south of the city? To relieve traffic headed to Pawnee? There’s another three-lane stretch north of the city running to Lincoln. I mean really, shouldn’t the three lane section always have been around Springfield to accommodate both the local and long distance travelers? I’m sure there is some reason, or at least and explanation, why the interstate was laid out this way, I’ve just never heard it.

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