The more passing lanes eliminated, the longer these lines grow.
Another thing, and more important on some level, this gradual elimination of passing lanes makes lawbreakers out of otherwise law-abiding locals who will continue to safely pass sightseeing snails, Winnebagos and plain ol’ slowpokes at those one-time passing lanes, solid double-yellow lines notwithstanding.
I can imagine a day when that whole stretch, from U.S. 191 to Cisco, will be one solid double-yellow line; on that same day there will also be solid lines of traffic, in both directions. Nowhere to go even if you could pass in that situation, I guess.
Young people look at me strangely when I tell them I’m glad I wasn’t born any later than I was. Maybe someday they’ll understand.
—Kevin B. McGann