Good news: The Charlotte Observer is reporting that work will begin on the I-485 widening project next summer ... which wouldn't be necessary had planners been more forward thinking, but I digress. Woo hoo!
Uh, wait. I'd like to be excited for all of you south-enders, but you must know the construction work is going to make things worse before they become better.
So, stretch your middle fingers, gather your books on CD and plan on wasting hours nay, days of your life burning precious fossil fuels and your valuable time. Wee.
Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman is an independent journalist who contributes commentary on Creative Loafing's CLog blog four days a week in addition to writing for several other local media organizations. To learn more, click the links or follow Rhi on Twitter.