Was it just me or did traffic seem out of control last year?

Last year it seemed like there were way more cars driving faster than i have ever seen before on the route. Hope this year traffic will be a little lighter and slower.

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Craig Parson, June 19, 2017 at 10:38 am

Yes there was way more of that last year. Not sure why. Was the route less controlled or did people know they were on the route and just not care? I know we are an inconvenience for people and they are forced to share with us for short portions, but it seemed like way more than that.

I hope it’s better controlled this year and please stop drafting the ambulance! I saw more drafting of the “more vehicles” than I have seen before.

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Bill Otto, June 19, 2017 at 10:55 am

Southern Iowa has fewer options for alternative roads. So traffic is worse

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jwsknk, June 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm

I was surprised they had us on 2 for so long day 3. It’s always busy, one of the few southern roads that go across

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BillSpriggs, June 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Saturday last year when we transitioned from X17 onto Hwy 92 outside Columbus Junction. Somewhat disconcerting as there were no State Troopers directing traffic. Hwy. 92 had a narrow shoulder with a rumble strip making it even narrower. Had a semi come uncomfortably close. Other than that traffic didn’t seem to be too much of a problem.

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