So many of us have to go through this ritual of death-defying traveling that it’s hard not to notice that a significant change is about to hit us with the construction underway from what was the NE 63 southbound ramp onto Broadway and the confusing lane changes and merges along westbound I-44 under Broadway Extension.
The purpose of this construction is clear: the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is committed to eliminating the traffic nightmares that occur on this junction everyday. But what will it all look like? I was pondering this very question when I recalled this very helpful graphic distributed by the transportation department a couple of years ago:
Now it’s all very, very clear. State highway engineers plan to scare us into never, ever, ever driving through this junction again. At first glance, I’m thinking a night spent with Freddy Kreuger, Jason Voorhees, the Toxic Avenger, Pennywise the Clown, the Kardashian sisters, Jack Torrance, Ghostface, Chucky, Lady Gaga, Norman Bates, Pinhead, the cast of Jersey Shore, Leatherface, Michael Myers and Tracey Zeeck would be an easier sell for most folks than making their way through this concrete spaghetti.
Of course, I could be entirely wrong. Tracey isn’t really that scary.