I applaud the fact that we have very well-maintained roads in Colorado, much better than our neighbor to the south. However, I truly do wonder why the Colorado Department of Transportation is spending so much taxpayer money to chip-seal the highway in the Redmesa area. I commute on this road five days a week and am very familiar with its condition. Its smooth and free of potholes and uneven areas. It makes no sense that, during a serious economic crisis, we have to watch our taxpayer dollars wasted away on such a project.
Surely there are other roads that need it more than Colorado Highway 140 in Kline and Redmesa. CDOT should at least come forward with an explanation as to why it was felt chip-sealing there was needed, especially in that La Plata County residents are paying for the project. I can only begin to guess the cost of manpower and materials needed for something that seems unnecessary.