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"According to MnDOT, the cost difference between a permanent third lane and a temporary dynamic shoulder is about $25 million. Any changes in plans would require Metropolitan Council approval." - The Met Council? Funny, none of those people were elected by we the people, and they wield enormous power. I lived in Indianapolis thirty years ago and that hillbilly town had three lanes around their entire interstate perimeter. The message is obvious. The unelected left in Minneapolis wants us all to take the train.
Brotherdday hit the nail right on the head. The fact the third lane hasn't been constructed years ago is a testament to the lunacy of Minnesota politics. Especially the Met council. Several years ago I moved out of the area for a more sensible environment, (Florida!) mainly because of this liberal thinking. I took my money with me. I can't tell you how good it makes me feel to read this stuff knowing I made the right decision. In my 66 years I have never found a train that goes anywhere near where I needed to go. But I have spent untold number of hours on that bottleneck they call a highway. (494)
The way most Minnesotans drive the right-most lanes are always a dynamic shoulder, and the left-most lanes are for camping.
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