iamjacobm wrote:I was driving east on Dodge at 5:30 and it was stop and go there, the radio cut to a traffic report and they said West Dodge was backed up to 156th. That is a LONG ways to be stop and go traffic. I never am west of Saddle Creek during rush hour so I guess I am just ignorant about how much traffic has been added the last few years.
LOL. That's all? I drive Dodge everyday. I work off 144th & Center, and live off 192nd & Maple. My partner works in Aksarben Village. Traffic is usually backed up to 132nd street and crawls until you get past 168th street off-ramp. The reason for the delay, as I have seen day in and day out is that the off ramp traffic on 156th street (going north (backed up) - only 1 lane, but 2 lanes going south) runs onto dodge. The same goes for 168th Street.
Traffic would not back-up onto Dodge at 156th street if they had 2 turning lanes going north and 1 going south, as MOST of the traffic heads north.
I was hoping the construction on the bridge before 168th was to widen the bridge to add an exit lane as all other off and on-ramps from 132nd to 156th have this (the 4th lane as I call it). I'm very disappointed its not. Its only to fix the huge hump before and after the bridge that makes the car almost go airborne.