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posted: 10/31/2013 5:00 AM

Smooth drive, but worth the cost?

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So, the new two-mile stretch of Lake Shore Drive cost $64 million or, calculated another way, $32 million per mile. Is it paved with gold? Good intentions? Union contracts?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel indicated that "this is a boon for residents and business owners." I would suggest that it is a boondoggle for the taxpayers whose earnings were confiscated to fund this project.

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Greg Gdowski

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