Could It Be?!

The excitement is mounting. Tomorrow could be a big day…

This weekend 59 North from the Shepherd exit onwards has been closed. I’m speculating that they might FINALLY be opening up the entire highway on Monday so it’s no longer two lanes. I know this has already been done on the south bound side (and made the trips home a little less stressful).

I really hope this is the case. One of my first posts on this blog was about the proposed completion date of February 2007 for the Spur 527 project. Could it be that construction has finished early for once?

Why am I so excited about construction being completed? That’s what Houston traffic does to you…

UPDATE: Looks like I was wrong – at least in my opinion. Although some lanes have opened up, these are for Spur 527. It’s made things even more confusing, with some people waiting until the last minute to move from the Spur 527 lanes to the 59 Northbound lanes. I would even say that traffic has gotten worse – at least temporarily. It will take some time for people to get used to the new lanes, but there will undoubtedly always be those individuals that wait until the last minute. Needless to say, I would stay away from 59 for a few weeks until people get used to the new lanes. Then, maybe, traffic will be better.

UPDATE #2: The Houston Chronicle also wrote about this morning’s confusion.

2 Comments so far

  1. a~lotus (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 7:12 pm

    yeah! i completely understand the feeling!! traffic is just so bad that when the city finally decides to open more lanes, we always cross our fingers hoping that this would solve all our traffic problems. :)

    i’ve avoided 59 for so long now.. i’ve taken the routes through downtown to avoid 59 as much as i could.

  2. sarah (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 2:21 pm

    So? Was your wish granted?

    I hope so! I despise driving over there!

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