Prepare for More Traumatic Driving


1200065485Much like our traumatic childhood memories, we’ve repressed our recollections of what it was like to drive around Boston during the height of Big Dig construction. It may be time to seek counseling to deal with our dormant transportation memories. With the decay of several bridges between Boston and Cambridge, it looks like we’re in for another decade of detours and delays.

This sounds dreadful.

“One by one, these projects are going to reduce capacity on bridges and roads and cause continual challenges for drivers,” said state Rep. Marty Walz (D-Boston).

“Travel within the Charles River Basin is going to be difficult for the better part of the next 10 to 15 years,” she said.

Fear not. The Massachusetts Highway Department is looking for a contractor who will plan out a schedule for repairs to keep traffic snarls to a minimum. We’re sure that everything will run right on schedule and on budget.

Oh, right. Well, maybe we’ll look into buying a kayak to get us across the Charles. Not only will it be easier than sitting in traffic on the one operational bridge between the cities, but our arms will also be ripped. It’s a win-win.