January 14, 2006

Democratic Arithmetic

Damn Republicans probably cut the budget from the original $2.6 billion appropriation:

After more than a decade of navigating an ever-shifting pattern of detours and dead ends, Boston drivers finally had something to cheer about Friday as Big Dig officials opened what they said is the project's last major piece of roadway.

The opening of the Albany Street off-ramp from Interstate 93 south marks the moment when the $14.6 billion highway project's road pattern is substantially finished, according to Turnpike Authority chairman Matt Amorello.

Oh, and it only took 15 years, or approximately 4.25 years per mile. When you consider the expected lifespan, the cost of future repairs, and 15 years of traffic jams, I find it very, very hard to believe this was worth the effort or expense. Hey, maybe Senator Kennedy is right to be concerned about Samuel Alito seeming to favor the government.


Posted by Charles Austin at January 14, 2006 10:05 PM