Thursday, January 03, 2008

Open Letter to Residents of the County

Attention St. Louis Drivers:
Please keep in mind that the closure of Highway 40 (known as 64 to those from out-of-town) is not a personal attack on you. The roads were old, the bridges unsafe. MoDoT is trying to help us. Please keep this in mind while careening down Highway 44 (or Forest Park Parkway, Delmar, Manchester, or any other route you are using these days) like a bat out of hell, blowing your horn and gesticulating like a cavewoman. The highway closure doesn't have to cause de-evolutionary behavior. Perhaps you should consider taking the MetroLink. If you are going to continue driving, I sure as hell will be.


Blogger Rachel said...

MoDoT is trying to help us, but they could do just one more thing that would really make me feel much better about driving on the highway with the bats out of hell. A tiny warning sign on each of the newly abbreviated hwy. 66 entrance ramps that says "Caution: Dangerously Short Entrance Ramps! You WILL have to slam on your breaks to keep Hwy. 40 expats from running your ass over!" Because, really, when you're used to long entrance ramps and you don't know they have been shortened and your driving on a highway with people not used to driving on your highway? Dangerous.

Okay, thanks for letting me hijack your comments so I could kvetch. :)

8:28 AM  
Blogger April said...

And sometimes I'm glad I moved.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

What I want to know is why Metro isn't seizing this opportunity to add more stops. I know they've been sued and everything, but the commute's as tough as it is--and Metrolink isn't an option for a lot of commuters (including myself).

Then again, I'm not on the Board of Aldermen, meaning I speak Earth logic.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Now that Rachel is finished hijacking your comments, I'll feel free to do the same. ***grin***

And if the Media (tv and the Post) don't stop talking about this like it's the freaking end of civilization as we know it, I'm going to absolutely throttle them! Jeez! Lots of cities have commutes way longer than any here and they live through it somehow. Oh, wait, they have reasonable people with the good of the entire metropolitan area at heart rather than fear and benefiting their own tiny municipality driving their actions. My mistake. So sorry.

8:44 AM  

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