The Situation: In my neighborhood on a dual lane road (two lanes each way separated by a medium), speed limit 45mph, about a mile before , a sign says Road Work Ahead. About a half mile before, a sign says Right Lane Closed, and traffic starts moving towards the left lane. However the right lane is still open, but in the left traffic has slowed down to 5mph or less. What should you do? Move to the left lane merging safely ASAP. Stay in your lane (if you are in the right lane, wait until the merge point (angled cones that direct the right lane traffic into the left), and then merge into a single lane in an orderly fashion. Merge whenever you want as long as it safe and orderly. The reason I ask, I was in this situation, in the right lane, and about 200’ prior to the merge point a car was straddling both lanes as if to say, I’m not going to lose my spot by letting you passing me on the right. Fortunately he did not straddle enough and I eased by him, and proceeded up to merge point about 15 cars ahead of him where I merged. No cursing or shots were fired. Maybe I was lucky. Was I right or wrong, or is there no wrong answer? Here is my reasoning, when a lane is closed, from a traffic congestion standpoint, it makes more sense to fill both lanes equally until the merge point than to have one lane backed up twice as far. You keep your proper place in line, and no one passes you up because you were extra orderly and formed a single line early, which is also a valid choice, but not required.