Time to plan ahead
The orange cones lining Lansing's Main Street have sprung up like a bunch of weeds: Everywhere you look, there they are.
They're there for a reason: to urge caution to drivers that work - and workers - are in the area.
Of course, no one likes to be slowed in getting from point A to point B. But as we learned during the spring, summer and fall of 2006, our destination is going to be at the end of our trip no matter how long it takes to get there. There's no reason to get anxious, honk your horn at the driver ahead of you, or act as if you and your schedule are all that matters.
A year ago, when the Main Street project got under way, Lansing's Public Works director John Young gave some sage advice: If you're going to use Main Street, leave a little bit early for your destination.
That nugget of wisdom will continue to hold true throughout the summer.
The Main Street work and the attendant orange cones aren't going anywhere anytime soon. You might as well take your time, plan ahead and be safe.