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Snitching to HM Filth

In message <v04002e00b0be48337a17@[]> Brett Dikeman writes:

> Heh.  Try the "Big Dig" project on the other side of the pond.  Largest
> road construction project in the world, I believe.  Biggest budget and time
> period, I think.  Right smack in the middle of the home of the Boston
> Driver.

> _nothing_ compares. The route to Logan International Airport had me feeling
> like I was driving a race track with 4 other lanes of traffic...multiple S
> sharp S-curves, with nothing between you and the cabbie next to you except
> a thin dotted line.  Very small lanes.  40-50mph.  People lane-changing, or
> not staying in the lanes(which _is_ hard to pull off!)  Y I K E S !

I've actually driven through _BOTH_, so I feel entitled to compare.  I give the 
nod to Boston for scale (it _IS_ a huge project) but to Norman Cross for 
sheer traffic volumes down a 3-lane road.  The Big Dig is also relatively 
static - Norman Cross changes every day as the road's lanes are moved twenty to 
thirty yards this way and that in hundred yard lumps.  The A1 carries a _lot_ 
of traffic.   

The worst one I ever drove through was the installation of the Uestra tunnels 
in the centre of Hannover in the late 1970s.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club