re: the 510/59 interchange. I don't get that either. what I get even less was that about 10 +/- yrs ago they re-did the entire thing to alleviate the congestion, only to have it look EXACTLY the same after the entire 2yr project was completed & still have the same results. talk about wt*?! the only people that benefit from that project were the engineers & construction company behind it. they truly had the last laugh all the way to the bank on that one!
@jeeterbug The expansion made a big difference on the morning / northbound side for about 5 or 6 years then things slowly worsened until the underpasses and flyovers were finished and things got better for a while. Traffic.com has a huge blind spot about the West Loop for some unfathomable reason. The worst part of the exchange are the cars stacking up to go south from 610 NB to 59 SB which creates a wall between the main lanes and 59 NB. I've got no idea what causes the stackup in the morning on 610 SB from 290 to the Galleria, either, but it's time that Transtar got off their ass and gives us an idea where these folks are coming from.