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Help Lawrence: hit the gas for God's Sake!-North Lawrence detour/By Gnome
There's a problem at the North Lawrence detour, but you can't blame this on the officials, the road workers, or the people of North Lawrence.
I was by the detour for a while this afternoon and observed something funny. Drivers are flowing off the bridge onto Elm like water through a Funnel. This part is working swimmingly.
But there's a serious problem causing a lot of backup on that first block of Elm. A few drivers pull up to N. 3rd, and they just sit there! Apparently incapable of applying gas to their motors.
I observed two drivers at different times pull up, and sit for two ... three ... four minutes. In both cases they could have turned left according to the posted detour and continued on N. 3rd. Or, they could have driven east on Elm at that moment.
So, do these drivers have trouble with the concept of a detour? Are they pulling out their pocket dictionaries and looking it up?
Would you introspective types please just help Lawrence and give your car the gas for God's sake!
Are these drivers experiencing some existential crisis as they sit at n. 3rd and Elm? Does the thought of being in a North Lawrence neighborhood require a little mental adaptation? Anybody got any ideas about what's going through their minds at that point in their lives?