270 Sucks and Everyone Knows It

270 ranked 45th in the nation’s worst commutes according to The Daily Beast.  Totaling 89 hours of congestion, and 1.26 miles long at its worst, earned 270 the spot.

On a comment attached to our snippet, they have a quote via the Post Dispatch from Maryland Heights Councilwoman Mary Nichols:

Replacement of the current design with the diverging diamond interchange will not only improve the flow of traffic along the 270-70 corridor, but it will also be a national example of innovation in highway safety and design.

“…but…” Nichols followed, “to do that, we’ll have to close the whole thing down for 2 years and then when its done it really won’t be much better, but it will look like it should be.”

via The Daily Beast

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