Even More Relief Coming for Gainesville Area Commuters

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dear Dr. Gridlock:

During the first half of this year, traveling on the newly widened Interstate 66, and exiting at Route 28, were smooth. The traffic moved, and it was good.

After working from home during the summer, I resumed commuting in September. Since then, I've consistently noticed that I-66 traffic is nothing but stop-and-go from Gainesville to Route 28 and beyond. The traffic reports each morning show consistent congestion and slow speeds. What has changed on I-66 since the first half of the year? My commute used to be about 35 to 40 minutes; it now is close to an hour.

Nancy Pitzer


Pitzer added: "I would get on I-66 between 8 and 8:30 a.m. I am not sure if it's growth or something farther down I-66 that is making it consistently slow. My husband gets on I-66 around 6:10 a.m., and he's noticed a difference, too."

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