The first day I got stuck in it, I was in the far left lane--my usual protocol. By the time I got close enough to see the DOT truck with the flashing arrow pointing right, there was nothing I could do. I merged right at the last possible moment. (Thanks, brother.)
The next time, knowing it was the left lane that would be closed, I did the right thing. I got into the right lane much earlier. And I inched forward behind a sixteen wheeler while car after car passed me on the left.
The next next time, knowing what I knew, what did I do? Reader, I believe the photos speak for themselves.
Maybe it's just a traffic study. Ethics 101?