Don't you just hate traffic construction?

@estherlou (5026)
United States
November 6, 2007 8:31am CST
I left the house Monday afternoon and ran into some road construction. They were tearing up one whole side of the street. You could see the grader about 4 or 5 feet lower on the other side. So they made 2 lanes out of the one side which of course, moved a little slower. On the way back home, I went a different route to avoid this, and ran into the same thing--another 4 lane street reduced to 2 lanes! How did I manage to find them both! LOL
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
6 Nov 07
LOL! I have been to your city once many years ago. It was not that bad. Houston, on the other hand is a nightmare on a good day. Just yesterday a hole opened in an overpass and chunks of pavement started falling to the street below hitting some cars. And this was a good day. Morning traffic only had a couple of backups and no wrecks going home. Just too many cars and not enough room.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I live in houston and you are so right Jill,its a total nightmare..one of my friends wrote that there was a 200 car pile up ans she thought that was bad.I wrote back and told her we have that on a daily basis here in Houston...Hwy 59 has been under construction as long as i can remember,and it will be that way for a very long time.All i can say is i was raised here and it is my home but OMG the traffic is terrible..
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• Malaysia
7 Nov 07
oh yeah I hate road construction, coz most of the time they cause traffic congestion! And if there were a few lanes but it's reduced to one of two lanes then it's even worst. People would be trying to get into your lane, and some people just refuse to give way..it's just crazy. .
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
7 Nov 07
lol Same way I do, estherlou. Matter of luck, or should I say 'unluck'. I hit road construction in 4 different areas of my county in one day this past spring. I stayed home for several weeks after that til hubby informed me they were all open again. lol
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• India
7 Nov 07
Traffic!! oh!! I also hate traffic specialy when it is due to some road construction because they twist and turns the lanes in different direction during construction, which is very confusing... These days when I came back from my gym, I take around 30 minutes simply due to traffic. Earlier i used to be at my home in around 10 minutes. but since there is a flyover construction in progress in between, I always get stuck in jam and it takes around 15-20 minutes there... I simply hate traffic, hope that flyover constuction ends soon!
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@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
These road constructions can really be frustrating especially when you're in a great hurry. My son and I was a little stuck with the slow traffic when we were on the way to the mall. The other side of the road was being repaired because of the many big potholes. But the traffic it creates is just too much sometimes.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 Nov 07
well i live is a small community outside of Houston Tx, and our freeway next to where i live has been under construction for the last 6 years.Hwy 59 here is finally going to change to hwy 69 and it is suppose to go all the way to Canada,,can you believe that? there is one way to get to a few places without getting on the freeway But its limited,if you want to get anywhere faroff you have to get on Hwy 59 and it is so under construction and im sure it will be this way for a very long time...Its a constant traffic jam at certain times of the day.You can see like 200 hundred cars just bumper to bumper all the way down the freeway,and there is always a fender bender somewhere down there..
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I live in Baltimore Maryland and there is always road construction. I think they are in the process of fixing the roads all the time. I wish they would just fix the roads and get it done. It seems like it takes three and four years to get one project or street done. We had a bridge fixed and it too them three years. I do not understand why it takes so long. I also do not think that they should tie up the roads for that long. We have a lot of two lane roads that seem to need fixed. This makes life very difficult when you have to sit and wait for one way to ge throught the construction and then the flag man lets the other side go. This is a very slow process. It seems that we fix roads just to come back and have them fixed again. This to me is a big waste of money. Maybe if they used better quality matterials we would not need to keep fixing roads over and over again.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
You should come to Michigan. Constuction traffic is the rule, not the exception here. For being the poorest state in the union, we sure come up with the money to perpetually fix the roads.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Yes, everyone hates all the inconveniences caused by construction. After it is all said and done, we love the finished product, but seems they always have to block it to one lane on the busiest times of the day/week. Instead of doing it maybe even at night when traffic is slower, they do it during rush hour morning and night. And it seems to go on Forever doesn't it?
@estherlou (5026)
• United States
12 Nov 07
That's what is weird. They can build a house in a week, but road construction takes years. Go figure.
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Georgia is the worst traffic construction on highways taht I have seen by far next to Florida. Those two states, you could literally drive through most of it and be in construction zones! I absolutely hate it!
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
8 Nov 07
There is always some kind of roadwork around here. I hate driving around construction, but I can't avoid it or I'd never be able to go anywhere. One of the main highways here has had different places nearby under construction for years. It seems to take forever for the work crews to finish a job. I don't know how many times I'll pass by, and everything is sitting there idle during hours when you think someone should be working.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Nov 07
It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. And in my community it often is all the major routes at once,which I consider really poor planning. MUst have been your really lucky day.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
27 Dec 07
I might find it a more tolerable inconvenience if they did not take so long and then a few months after completion the roads look just as old and worn as they did before the road crews worked on them. i think us tax payers are being conned much of the time with either shotty work or shotty materials... but then again I have not got a working knowledge of that industry so probably am not qualified to make such judgements.
@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
27 Dec 07
The dreaded traffic construction especially during rush hour traffic is the worse to be caught in. I've worked at the same place for nearly 13 years and have had many different routes to and from work, just to avoid the heaviest of traffic.
• United States
16 Nov 07
Esterlou it sounds like you got the luck of the Irish. LOL I hate highway construction but without it we would nto have good roads. I hope the roads get fixed soon.
@lucky_witch (2713)
• Philippines
12 Nov 07
Well, like you I also hate it when a road is under construction. because that would mean a traffic for the commuters and travelers. but i guess we can do nothing about it, because there is no way that they can fix a road if they would not close some part of the road. Maybe looking for an alternative road is the only way to bear with it.