Minnesota envy

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The success of the I-235 reconstruction project has attracted some attention in Minneapolis, with one of the Twin Cities' TV stations offering a 5-minute video report lauding the improvements on the MacVicar Freeway. The reconstruction cost a whole lot of money -- about $430 million in all -- but it's also pretty apparent that the old road simply wasn't going to be safe to drive for much longer. The quick Des Moines commute -- under 20 minutes, on average -- saves the average commuter two hours a week in traffic versus what they'd spend on the roads in Chicago. That difference accumulates to 100 hours a year that a Des Moines resident can spend on recreation that a Chicagoan can't. Quality of life is a big factor in choosing where to live.

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This page contains a single entry by Brian Gongol published on May 9, 2008 11:21 AM.

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