For the first few weeks of the Highway 3 rock-scaling project at
Windy Point I barely had to touch the brakes. Everybody did a
pretty good job of slowing to the new speed limit of 35, or close
to it, but they didn’t really have to. Remember, fines are double
in construction zones.
I come in at the tail end of the commute, so have probably had
it easy. The only day I crawled in was because I got stuck behind
one of those 10 mph vegetation-destroying rigs that didn’t have
anything to do with the project.
This week has been different. I had to get to work by 8 one
morning and traffic stopped way back between Tremont and Sedgwick.
There was no sign of a crash. Maybe it was already cleared by the
time I got there. I hope you early folks don’t have to put up with
that every day.
Then a couple other times this week, even with my usual
banker-hours start, traffic was backed up to Peninsula Subaru. That
gave a good opportunity for barista hunting, but I still couldn’t
spot one. Are those people who complain about seeing the scantily
clothed coffee pourers making it all up? From my experience, they
could be wearing square-dancing outfits.
I’ve only seen one bicyclist so far. That was in the evening. I
figure if they work at the shipyard they’re probably already at
work by time I get there. The escort truck is always sitting at
Viking Fence with a beautiful German shepherd in the back.
The rock-scaling work looks pretty interesting. Maybe that’s why
traffic is slowing down. They’re gawking at the guys hanging from
ropes, like me. I hope to arrange to do a story on them before
they’re all done.