Having just returned from my first rush hour experience heading east on John Nolen (post 1-way Willy), I'm reminded of one of whatshisname's (rockhopper) ideas about closing Eastwood Dr and how all traffic could possibly be routed down E Wash since it has been redone and widened. I thought about this as I idled on John Nolen just past the tunnel, waiting in the blocks long line of cars to get on E Wash.
I think traffic engineering might consider lengthening the green light from S Blair onto E Wash while Willy is closed. Not being a good idler I opted for the zig zagging E Wison/E Main/Winnebago route with about 100 other people.
Part of that back up is from people avoiding the clusterfuck from the lane closure on East Johnson by Carroll Street that backs up traffic well past Park Street during rush hour. And then you've got extra traffic on East Wash from people avoiding Packers lane closures. I'd take old Sherman Ave to get to my house, but that's closed too. Brilliant people, just fucking brilliant.