Time of walk: 11:15 AM
Temperature: 51° (felt like 43°)
Weather: Windy, mostly sunny
My youngest, off for the Presidents Day holiday, joined me in walking up over the interstate in the dedicated bike/pedestrian lane on Village Commons Drive in Matteson, Illinois. It was unseasonably warm but quite windy, which added to the fun of being up over the expressway where the American, State of Illinois, and POW flags were really flapping!
This bridge was erected in 1999 and helped to better connect the new village center with the residential neighborhoods and surrounding areas on the other side of I-57. A school and community center have been added since near the village center, all accessible now on foot, by bike, or by car. I have always thought this bridge looked nice from the interstate. I commend the village for adding flags and an attractive railing to an otherwise boring expressway overpass and especially for adding a bike and pedestrian lane!
Good day, good walk!