With Labor Day 2010 freshly behind us, let us look ahead to Labor Day 2011,
which will feature the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix,
which will feature cars racing at extreme speeds on the streets of central Baltimore!
Yes, those are the same streets of central Baltimore used daily by many commuters, especially those trying to get from the South to an esteemed hospital complex on the Eastside. And yes, as you might imaging, some renovations are required to get those funky old downtown streets in shape for race cars. So... Guess when the renovations start? A month before the race? Three months before? Six months before?
Actually, the renovations, with plentiful lane closures along major routes, started months ago.
Yup. Tens of thousands of people – make that hundreds of thousands of people – will be inconvenienced for more than year, in order that, during a few hours of racing over two days of the Labor Day 2011 weekend, a few dozen people can drive real fast.
Makes sense to me!
[Note: NeuroCooking recommends the Harbor Tunnel as an alternative!]