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Concrete is not the problem [Letter]
Concrete is not the problem [Letter]

I've known Brian Dolan for nearly 25 years, back to a time when I was the concrete engineer and he was an assistant district engineer, both for the Maryland State Highway Administration. As old colleagues, I wasn't surprised to see his informative commentary on the state of our roads ("Get riled up over roadways," July 14). While I agree with his main points, that our roads are falling apart — as well as the rest of the infrastructure in our state and in our country — I was disappointed that he took the opportunity to take a shot at concrete roads and at the engineers who created our great road systems in the 1940s and 50s. Back in a time when government...