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Road work 2012-04-10 163943 by thejjays on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Traffic jam for at least 1-1/2 miles just outside of Janesville, Iowa!!! Narrowing to a one-lane road followed by traffic lights is really slowing down traffic during rush hour.

This could go on for a while!!!!!

This phase of the highway work narrows the road to 1 lane. They are taking up the outside lane and will rebuild it to connect to the new road. Then the traffic will be directed there While they tear up the other northbound lane and connect that to the new highway. Then for a short distance everyone going north will use part of the new highway. At the lights they will be directed back to the old highway.

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In the Midwest, ‘Construction Season’ is no joke - generally jammed between Spring and Summer. Some say we have so much road work because we get a hard frost with plenty of moisture - which is hard on roads. Personally, I like to think it’s because we all spend so much time driving on ‘em to get everywhere, they better be nice otherwise people will complain!