Complaining about construction is one of our favorite hobbies in Amarillo. It seems like there is constantly a new detour or project popping up somewhere in the city. This week, we got an update on 34th.

Why Was There A Detour On 34th In Amarillo This Week?

There was a temporary detour put in place while crews worked on repairing a water main break. The detour was taking traffic from Travis Street to Ong Street.

Now for some good news.

The Water Main Repair Should Be Finished Today

The first part of this project was repairing a water main break. According to a press release from the City of Amarillo, they're expecting that part of the process to be finished today (Jan 7).

Now for the somewhat bad news.

They Will Still Be Working On That Area Into Next Week

According to the press release, the construction in that area will continue into next week. That means if you need to be on that stretch of 34th, you still have a few days of needing to find another way around or take the detour.

The reason why is that they will be paving the road, and it is expected that the paving will be done by Wednesday, Jan 12.

It could be worse. At least we have a good timeline of when the project will be finished, and it doesn't look like it's going to take that long.

Hopefully we get water back in McDonald Lake soon, and the nightmare on Western fades into distant memory.

These Might Be the Most Dangerous Intersections in Amarillo

Traffic stinks.

These intersections stink harder.

Don't hesitate to sound off if we missed any. We're happy to add more Amarillo collision hotspots to this list of shame.

Google Answers the Top 10 Questions About Amarillo

I love Google. It can literally answer ANYTHING you need it to answer. Whether it's right or wrong is a totally different question.

Recently, I found myself wondering about something and went to Google. And that's when I started noticing the "people also asked..." section and BOY...Some of them made perfect sense, some of them were interesting, and one of them was downright baffling...and it was a top 10 question which is even more absurd.

So let's see what we've got. Here's the top 10 questions as asked to Google about Amarillo.

Check Out The Original Names For These Amarillo Streets

It's hard to imagine these well-known Amarillo streets as any other name. Try to imagine giving directions to someone while using their original names. Gets tricky, doesn't it?

The new names (that we currently know them by) came mostly from associates of Henry Luckett, who drew the first map of the area. When this took place exactly, records do not show, but the street name revamp is covered extensively in 'Old Town Amarillo' by Judge John Crudgington, published in the Plains Historical Review in 1957.

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