That old adage about good news and bad news applies if you happen to use the Conchester Highway, the infamous Route 322, every day.
The good news? The deadly stretch that connects I-95 in Chester with Route 1 out in Concord is finally going to be fixed, widened to four lanes, with the all-important left-turn lanes.
So what's the bad news? Traffic, which is a nightmare on normal days, is going to get worse. And it's going to be that way for a couple of years.
But it's worth the aggravation, not only for those who drive the Conchester, but for residents in the area who are tired of drivers zipping through their neighborhoods trying to dodge the traffic.
It's the price of progress - and it's on our editorial page today.