Warm weather and road work go hand in hand. Last fall I noticed a digital sign which mentioned bridge work along a major thoroughfare. But it never came to fruition that I could see.
Today’s warm weather invited me to the park for a walk along the lake. Orange detour signs sent me in a wide circle. Dutifully I drove following the orange detour signs. Puzzled anew as I turned, I was told that street was closed and to detour. Now I retraced my route following orange signs with arrows which wound around more back roads. Finally I thought I could find a way into the park. No such luck!
Again, the sign declared that the road was closed and to follow the detour signs. Now I was puzzled and mildly annoyed. This time, I opted to ignore the signs and read the fine print: road closed except for local traffic. Am I local traffic I asked myself? Throwing caution to the wind, I drove my customary route to the park. The closer I got, the more the signs warned me that the road was closed. Yikes. Forsooth.
The one lane bridge was closed for repair work. The park was open. Breathing a sigh of relief, I found a parking place and started my walk along the lake. The teacher in me kept thinking that the road signs could have clarified more clearly that the park was open, but the one lane bridge was closed for repairs.