The possible budget cut that would close the Shipe pool would not affect this year’s operations but summer 2012. Thanks to Mark Fishman to getting to the bottom of that.
I asked a few follow-up questions of the transportation dept regarding Bruning. I learned that travel delay time is measured by driving with other cars along the corridor a few times. Travel time runs are only scheduled to be done on 51st St. itself- there are currently no plans to examine whether there are increased delays on alternate routes so the assessment of success or failure will be based on the effects of the closure on 51st St. traffic.