It's not a huge sum of money when it comes to public works projects, which can run in to the tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars, but the $210,000 the Maryland Transportation Authority recently spent to resurface the access road for the agency's administrative building off I-95 in Perryville seems a little extravagant, given the situation.
Times are tough. People are looking for work. Government budgets are tight. And it wouldn't be hard to find a list of safety improvements that need to be made on roadways in Harford and Cecil counties (Yes, we know, that money comes out of another pot).