Roadguy is about to welcome some houseguests who hail from Phoenix, and their visit is timely for a couple of reasons. One, it’s going to be fairly toasty around here this week, so the family will feel right at home. And two, today’s Strib has a big story about pavement, and people from Phoenix know about pavement. They’ve got lots of parking lots and wide streets, and Roadguy is pretty sure it was in Phoenix that someone once showed him a yard that had been completely paved over with concrete painted green to resemble a lawn. (It doesn’t get much more low-maintenance than that, but things get tricky if you’re into rugby or Jarts.)
Roadguy isn’t as interested in Arizona asphalt as he is in the stuff closer to home, of course, so he’d like to hear your thoughts: How do Minnesota’s roads seem to you? Has the pavement situation gotten better or worse? Are there particular highways that you’d give special attention to? Share your thoughts below. (And if Roadguy is misremembering and the green-concrete yard is actually in, say, Bloomington, feel free to comment on that as well.)
Also, a Roadguy reminder: A bit of westbound I-94 north of the Lowry Tunnel is down to
one lane two lanes starting today. Click here for a Strib update.