Imagine four wide-open lanes, stretching as far as the eye can see. Imagine a freeway without Morons, without stop-and-go traffic, without anyone cutting you off as you try to move into the next lane. In fact, you can change lanes as often you like — there’s no one else around. It’s all about you.
Such freeways, alas, are the stuff of fantasy, but the CrapCam photo is real — taken Sunday afternoon, it shows I-35W from the 38th Street bridge in Minneapolis. The southbound lanes were closed entirely over the weekend, and the northbound lanes could be accessed from only a few local streets. The empty highway would’ve been a great location for a six-mile-long block party. If only Roadguy had thought to take out the proper permits.