Earlier today I had an appointment in downtown Lowell and I wisely walked to it. Had I taken my car, I believe it would have taken longer to reach my destination. The photo above was taken from the vicinity of Jackson Street looking down Central towards Prescott. The bumper to bumper line of cars seems to be a routine phenomenon these days. The photograph below shows how both inbound lanes of Central Street are blocked at the bridge over the Pawtucket Canal which is currently undergoing renovations. I have no idea how long that will take.