In the years before the new Narrows bridge forever changed the commute, rush hour was a daily misery. Worse, when a nasty accident blocked the bridge deck it meant panicked phone calls, grinding teeth and a lot of cursing.
The recipe is the same everywhere – take one traffic chokepoint, add a blocking collision, and the result is miles of backup, flaring tempers and imploding schedules. This effect can domino into huge financial implications for drivers, their workplace and local businesses.
Such an event occurred last week when thousands of motorists endured an eight hour closure of southbound …