It took us five hours to drive from our house to Columbus today.
I knew we would encounter traffic on the bridges and the Fort Pitt Tunnel; we left at 5 p.m., so that’s to be expected.
What we weren’t expecting? A single-lane construction zone along I-70 — with nearly no actual construction going on — almost all the way through West Virginia. It took us three hours — THREE HOURS — to get to the Ohio border.
West Virginia DOT: What genius thought this was a good idea on Labor Day weekend?
There will be no respite on Saturday, either. We got our first look at the construction on 315 — how many ramps are closed, lane restrictions, etc. — and started thinking about what a nightmare going home after the game will be. We don’t have to drive 315 to get to our tailgating spot, but an awful lot of people who usually do are going to be looking for alternatives tomorrow.
ODOT: What genius thought this was a good idea in Columbus during football season?