Land-o-Links – 2/2/2006

Some quick links for the day:

1) Top 20 Highway Bottlenecks – Chicago has 5 of the top 20 highway interchange bottlenecks for trucks in the country.  Only Los Angeles has more on the list with 6.  Strangely enough, as I immediately noticed and the Chicagoist also pointed out, the Hillside Strangler on the Eisenhower just east of I-294 isn’t on there, which is absolutely shocking.  Even after it was supposedly reconstructed under the George Ryan administration (I haven’t seen any alleviation of traffic there whatsoever), it is the most poorly designed section of highway in Chicagoland.

2) Antonio Davis’ Wife in Another Dispute – I’m now officially petrified that Antonio Davis’ wife is going to go on a rampage in my neighborhood.

3) Lehman Brothers Staffer Called up by Steelers for the Super Bowl – I’d like to put John Paxson on notice that if the Bulls ever make the NBA Finals again, I’m available.

2 thoughts on “Land-o-Links – 2/2/2006

  1. Golas

    Top 20 has a weird part in the title of ‘Top bottlenecks for trucks.’ and no mention of the Washington, DC area, which had the worst traffic I’ve ever seen. What’s up with the trucks bit?


  2. The list was compiled by a trucking association, so that’s why it references trucks. True about DC – I also noticed that there wasn’t any place in the New York metro area mentioned, which seems strange to me.

    Of course, since the list was compiled from a trucker’s perspective, the exclusion of NYC and DC might make sense since Chicago and LA are the nation’s two busiest trucking hubs due the large number of warehouses in both areas.


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