Road Rage

Seems like in recent weeks, morning traffic into Tampa over the Howard Frankland has been slowing to a crawl once you get over the hump. Today appeared to be no different, so I made the rather hasty decision to get into the far right lane so I could take Kennedy to my digs here at Creative Loafing.

So I was more than a bit surprised (and rather peeved) when I saw the “congestion warning” sign sans blinking yellow lights. Sure enough, as I looked to my left, traffic was continuing at a steady pace – not as fast as I would have liked, but fast enough to not warrant my ill-timed decision. And there was no way for me to get back over.

So my question is this: Would it be too much to have that sign placed on the OTHER side of the hump, so that drivers know if the traffic ahead is congested BEFORE they’re in the thick of it?  Or conversely, that there isn’t a clusterfuck awaiting despite the slowdown?

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