This is Steve Pustelnyk, or MoPac Man. For the next two and a half years I’ll be immersed in construction of the MoPac Project. Around the clock I’ll be monitoring the project, providing important updates, interacting with the community and working on behalf of neighbors and drivers to make the project as painless as possible. But that won’t be easy. We are going to be working a lot at night and that could mean some sleepless nights. And, while we are not supposed to close any lanes between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., we all know that traveling the corridor won’t be as smooth as usual. Plus, there could be some rare situations where something goes wrong with construction and lanes have to be closed when they shouldn’t be. Maybe I should just apologize profusely now.
On the bright side, in just a few years many residents will be enjoying a little less noise thanks to the 7 miles of sound walls that will be constructed. Cyclists and pedestrians will have better facilities and best of all those of you who use MoPac will have a better ride. The new Express Lanes will increase the capacity of MoPac and give bus riders, van poolers and individual drivers a way to bypass congestion and get to their destination without delay. In the short term the Express Lane will also reduce congestion in the existing lanes improving mobility for everyone who drives the corridor.
Throughout the project I’ll be sharing my thoughts and experiences here on the MoPac Man blog. I look forward to hearing from you here on the blog, via twitter, on our Facebook page or through one of our more traditional communication channels such as the 24 hour hotline. Our team is here to serve you.