So we're headed up I70 to Summit today when just past Idaho Springs traffic comes to a stop. We crawl along for 15-20 minutes in the left lane when the cars in front of me merge right. I can now see 1/2 mile up the road and the left lane is completely clear. There is a sign that says left lane closed ahead. I speed up to maybe 10-15 and stay in the left lane until several people from the right lane including a tandem trailer big rig swerve in front of me and proceed to straddle the lane line so no one can pass. There are a few orange cones in the left shoulder but the left lane remains clear. Around the next curve no cones, no signs, nothing ever in the left lane. Now there's not much I miss about California drivers but they do use all of an open lane until you need to merge.
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7/2/08 at 12:03pm