traffic during road constructionSo many of you have agreed with me regarding the crazy Arizona drivers who should stay off the streets, but now I have to really complain about the work done on most of the roads I use during my work week. It seems that no matter where I go, how I change my route, or in what direction I’m headed, the roads are torn up.

Of course, this has to be done during rush hour! A better idea would be to have the work crews doing their thing during the night. With less traffic on the roads at this time, maybe the construction would go faster, or maybe not. Because we don’t get snow storms, I guess they’re not working against any weather restraints!

If you need 30 minutes to get to your destination, double it and then add 15 more minutes and maybe you will get to where you are going on time. This formula will work only if you don’t get behind snowbirds or senior drivers.

There should be some signs warning drivers well in advance that the traffic ahead narrows to one lane. No, that’s too easy. Those big lighted signs with the flashing yellow arrows are a few blocks away, and then all of a sudden everyone is trying to cut in front of me because the left land ends and I’m in the right lane. These are the same people who cut in line at the movies and restaurants. They probably were the same ones who cut in the lunch lines in school, too, those little @#$%.

Will the street construction ever been finished? I have lived in the Valley 38 years and have seen the same streets and roads get “remodeled” over and over. We don’t get any snow, so we can’t blame the salt for eating up the streets. I really think it comes down to poor planning; not seeing the big picture. With the Valley growing the way it has been in the last 40+ years, the roads are widened for our current population with no thought of the increase in 5 or 10 years.

In my opinion, this sounds like job security!