The Dan Ryan Reconstruction Project Begins…

And so today the Dan Ryan has half the lanes it usually has had.

Reconstruction is supposed to make better pavement for the next 40 or so years, and an extra lane besides. However, over the next two summers, we’re going to have to deal with overcrowded streets that are able to handle all the local traffic but now have to handle hundreds of thousands of extra vehicles.

You think the Dan Ryan was bad during rush hour, wait until you deal with Stoney Island with its lights and sections that go under railroads that shrink from four to two lanes each way. They should have invested in some reconstruction of those instead of trying to “refit” lights to work better. Plus those projects would improve things when the Dan Ryan is again finished.

It’s gonna be an other six months before things are anywhere near normal, then we’re going to get back to the troubles again. At least they’re trying to do something.

And trying to do things as adults (but then we’re talking about roads here. Something the powers that be in the United States considers important — unlike mass transit…).

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