Now that I have a longer drive to work, and into the big city, I’ve found the freeway drive time signs to be very handy, and really accurate.
I pass three of these on my way to work and they help me decide which path to take.
Some days they say it’ll take me 9 minutes to 35W via 494 and, even when I’m stopped dead in traffic, it eventually loosens up and an within about 9 minutes, I’m at 35W.
Other days, when it says it’ll take 26 minutes, that’s a good indication that I need to find an alternate route.
Thanks to Mn/DOT for installing these freeway signs as it makes my commute much more informed, which makes me much happier and less road ragey.