Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Switch, Round 1

Good news: The first stretch of University construction, from Emerald to Hampden, is complete on the south side. The new streetscape and lights look awesome, and all the added stormwater management goodies will actually keep the new street from flooding (like it did on the north side on Friday). Puddle-free living = bus rider's dream.

Bad news: The next few days are going to be rough. Work on the big switch - moving traffic and pedestrians and bus stops from the north side to the south side - begins tonight. That means for a few days, people will be frustrated and confused, and there will be a lot of Minnesota Not-So-Nice out there.

I like to imagine that the switch is a big midnight party set to music, where elves dance around with traffic cones. Since I will be sleeping, I can only assume I am right.

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