I’m tired of road construction
I did a fair amount of traveling on the Interstate System in Wisconsin and Illinois while on vacation last week. Boy, am I tired of road construction. Wasn’t that supposed to be seasonal? Here in mid-October, shouldn’t it be winding down?
I was slowed by roadwork at least five times between Janesville and Pembine in far northeastern Wisconsin. Traffic came to a halt in the Fox Valley. I watched the time and mileage trickle by, and I moved just a mile in nine minutes before coming upon a stalled older-model Cadillac in a traffic lane where construction left no shoulders for pulling aside. Frustrating.
Then I went to Hoffman Estates, Ill., and again endured extensive roadwork (I can hardly call it slowdowns—Illinois drivers ignore lower speed limits in construction zones, and if you obey the law, you’ll get run over). Maybe I should get used to it; after all, when Wisconsin expands Interstate 90/39 between the state line and Madison, we’ll be dealing with roadwork for years.
In the meantime, I’m tempted to take more of the roads less traveled—state highways where the scenery might be more pleasing and the traffic jams less frequent.