Enjoying some coffee at Morning Light this afternoon. 2nd Avenue North at 9th Street is closed. There are several signs – some small, some large – stating ROAD CLOSED, and there is a big sign stating ROAD CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC as you cross 1st Avenue North. In the picture above, you can see the sign posted at 2nd Ave North; pretty obvious, right?
Parked near one of the signs at 2nd was a dark blue Jeep; probably belongs to one of the construction guys. I was amazed at how this parked vehicle confused so many people. Over the course of nearly two hours, no fewer than a dozen vehicles drove up behind the Jeep, waiting for the “light” to change. A few people kept inching closer to the Jeep, apparently waiting for it to move. At least two people actually honked their horns at the Jeep, impatient at the lack of progress. Eventually, each of these drivers realized that no progress was possible, and turned around and drove off in a proverbial huff.