I wholeheartedly agree with your Aug. 12 editorial ("Pelandale widening is finally within sight," Page B-6) that it will be most welcome to finally have Pelandale Avenue become a proper crosstown thoroughfare. However, I wish that it had been done properly from the beginning. The construction savings would surely have been substantial if it had been built right when the personnel and equipment were in place during the first phase and materials were less expensive.
I could never see the logic of compromising the original construction. This is why I am inclined not to vote for a sales tax increase for road projects. The primary objective is not to build good roads but rather to make work for contractors who then make ongoing political contributions.