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Old 08-26-2007, 10:20 PM
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Default Northwest Indiana I80 Flooded and CLOSED!!!

I don't know about the rest of you but this one really has got me.

After all of the roadwork that has been going on with this particular stretch of highway. It's got to be one of the busiest interstate segments in the country.

Yeah, we got an exceptional amount of rain. But wouldn't ya' think somebody might have planned for removing water from the highway?

The road has been closed since Friday and backed up solid prior to that.

I'd really like to know who is responsible.
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:55 PM
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Nothing is foolproof to a talented fool.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

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Old 08-27-2007, 01:28 AM
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Truck Drivers. :lol:
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:33 AM
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Yeah, that kind of puts things into perspective.

I guess you need to understand a bit more to understand my frustration.

As any of you who pass through the Chicagoland area know, this particular stretch of highway has been in some state of construction since what seems like the beginning of time. Finally, a few months back the roads were free of construction. Not that congestion was eliminated but there was improvement without the construction.

Anyway, with all of the work that was done, 'you'd a thought' some bright engineer would have noticed the grade of the highway wasn't nearly high enough to withstand the type of water we just experienced. I mean c'mon, we are talking millions of dollars for this construction project let alone the amount of lost productivity and wasted energy costs while idling hours and hours in traffic for this project to be completed.

Compound that by the fact that I personally travel this way at least 8 times a week, many times more.

The only reason I posted the issue because I thought many of you also pass this way and share in my frustration.

The good news is it just opened up within the last hour.

Thanks for the vent.
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