In response to the writer of the September 6 letter entitled "Road resurfacing a waste of taxpayers' money," I'd say that he hit the nail right on the head. Utah is known quite well for its continuous road construction projects throughout the state. The writer stated that "the road [that was being resurfaced in front of his house] was fine, no pot holes, no cracks, no bumps, a good, usable road." What I have observed, more often than not, is that even roads with a few potholes or a crack here and there are being entirely resurfaced.
We work hard for our money, and paying taxes can take away a good chunk of our paychecks. So why, then, are we spending so much money on useless projects such as this? A simple touch up where it is needed is not a bad thing, in fact it is more than appreciated by many drivers! Whereas closing down roads for days or even weeks only causes headaches and traffic jams. I propose that instead of giving these roads a face lift every year, we give a quick cover up to the problem areas on our streets and save the full treatments for every few years instead.