Headline in the New York Times:
Los Angeles Drivers Ask: Was $1.6 Billion Worth It? Dec. 20, 2016, at p. A2.
Actually, that headline says it all, but if you want the whole story go to http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/us/los-angeles-drivers-on-the-405-ask-was-1-6-billion-worth-it.html?emc=edit_ca_20161221&nl=california-today&nlid=59608749&te=1&_r=0
Suffice it to say here that the construction project in question was known around here as “Carmageddon.”