The state Department of Transportation is running amok at the direction of our legislators.
How much for the walls on the Capitol Way bridge over Interstate 5? $518,000. I sure hope you folks driving across that bridge will enjoy the view.
Maybe former Rep. Brendan Williams’ picture should be painted on it so we’ll all know who thought it was such a great idea.
Wonder if he was the one who pushed for the worthless cable barriers on Highway 101 — the ones that cost $770,000?
The bridge walls aren’t going to save any lives by the way. If someone is that intent on taking his or her life, I doubt a 9-foot wall on a bridge is going to save them.
Maybe we ought to be installing soft crash barriers along all our state highways nine feet high just in case someone intent on dying can’t drive off the road. Maybe we ought to start with the scenic highways like the ones across the mountains.
Please recognize that these projects are being done in so-called rough times according to the governor.
By the way, is she still maintaining her office in Washington, D.C. – the one that cost $450,000 a year?
If these are the highest priority projects that Transportation has to do, do you think we might need a little realignment of priorities here? Or maybe a realignment of the people making the decisions?