It seems like almost every day I hear or read how we can't afford to fix the roads scheduled for repair. First, concrete prices went up. Now, the culprit is higher-priced asphalt. Why are we erecting unsightly sound walls as part of every freeway-construction project at tremendous cost to the taxpayers? Let's spend the money where it is severely needed and fix roads first before erecting sound walls and other extra projects.

Douglas Cheever