Wednesday, November 17, 2010

You know you're in Chicago when...

you are trying to get to a job site and the Congress Parkway goes from 4 lanes to 1 by State Street and there is no warning. Congress is one of the main arterials into the downtown. The Eisenhower, Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways all have feeder ramps onto Congress. To the left is the State Street business district. To the right is Roosevelt, Columbia and Robert Morris Colleges who share space and provide student amenities just south of Congress. To the east is Michigan Avenue.

You can see the plating on the roadway ahead of me. I don't know what they are doing but it's the same thing at the intersection of Congress and State and, at 10:00 on a Wednesday morning, it took me 35 minutes to move through this area. Fortunately, I had allowed extra time to get to the job site and was only 10 minutes early.

You really can't get there from here so don't bother.

Beverage: Hot Cider tea


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