Once again, attention is on U.S. 522 due to the notion that a new 4-lane highway might be funded by making it a toll road. People who have moved here in recent years often seem unaware, but a 4-lane U.S. 522 was a hot topic of debate through most of the 1990s and the first years of this century.
What often got lost in the debate, however, was the source of all those cars and trucks on U.S. 522. Except for some of those Friday afternoon traffic jams, most of the traffic is local. They are us.