GWN: Gut wrenching nightmare! The first time I heard this expression was from the infamous Spike O'Dell of Chicago's WGN. I'm not sure if it is original with him, but he used it to describe the the brake jammin' traffic around the windy city. Well, if you have designs on visiting soon you'll want to take note that every day is a GWN as you try to navigate around these parts. Case in point. Last week it took me longer to get from Eagle Creek to my house on the near southside than the trip from East Chicago to Eagle Creek! And, I tried a few of my shortcuts to no avail!
"The pleasures and companionship of roving the fields and woodlots with a well-trained dog is an experience no man should miss nor boy be deprived" Robert G. Wehle (Founder and Breeder of the Elhew English Pointer)
Post by greghopper on Aug 13, 2019 10:00:09 GMT -5
Correct.....INDOT’s current plan is to close one direction of I-465 between I-65 and I-70 for approximately nine days to complete this work, reopen that side, then close the other direction to complete the work in the opposite direction. INDOT does not anticipate closing both directions of I-465 at the same time for this work.
Post by whitetaildave24 on Aug 13, 2019 17:42:42 GMT -5
I leave early enough, 4:30 am, that I don’t hit a ton of traffic anyway. I’m off at 3 as well, so the way home usually isn’t too bad either, except Friday’s. For some reason they’re bad no matter what time of the day.
I visit Indy as little as possible. Louisville traffic is not always a picnic either, but I-465 is reliably sucky.
Louisville has its bad areas as well. Cabela's is my absolute favorite store to visit and I should be able to leave home and be parked in no more than 20 minutes. However, the traffic in the area is awful. I refuse to go there unless for a specific item and at a lower traffic time. The merger with BPS has all but eliminated the need to go to there. I can take side streets and be in the door in 10 minutes.