The typical acknowledgment of road crews ranges from the classic Bronx cheer (if they're lucky) to the old standby: the one-finger salute. But this is Austin. As the brutally clogged intersection of Sixth & Lamar cleared, local eateries including Rounders Pizza, Z'Tejas, Portabla, Sweetish Hill, and others feted road construction workers with a sit-down lunch as they bid them farewell upon completion of their work. Not that the neighbors weren't glad to see the backsides of those orange vests after months of inconvenience; the proprietors simply appreciated the crews' hard work, factoring in the hostility they faced daily from passing motorists. Sixth & Lamar.
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