I was driving down a highway (that long, lonesome one) when a sign warned me that road construction lay ahead. The next sign said, NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS NEXT 5 MILES.
Hmmm, I thought, that could be interesting. What kind of new traffic patterns? Maybe something relatively simple:
Perhaps the lanes could weave in and out of one another like ribbons on a Maypole:
Or we could break the monotony of the long straight shot with a few loop-de-loops:
I’m sorry to have to tell you that none of these things happened. The lanes just shifted to one side a little for a while, then shifted back. So if you see that sign about NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS, take it with a grain of salt.
IMPORTANT UPDATE! My good friend Sooz, after reading this post, was reminded of the Nanha River Landscape Bridge in China, which will blow your mind. Click here to take a look.
Your patterns would be more entertaining, and regular expressway commuters could probably handle them, but I’m afraid locals would be very confused. I would be. Loved the images, though.
Probably a good thing no one asks my advice about road-building, then!
I love this. Made me think of reports about road closures due to a “misplaced truck.” Now where did I put my semi-truck?
Ha! which reminds me of newspaper accounts of accidents that report “the vehicle crossed over the center line,”as if the vehicle did this on its own.