February 2, 2012

The Jan. 29 front-page article “A span of dreams — and fears” was astonishing. Our neighbor, Mexico, is building a 140-mile toll road over “a landscape of yawning ravines and sheer-sided ridges” known as the Devil’s Backbone and including 62 tunnels and 135 bridges at a cost of $1.5 billion.

How can Mexico possibly do that when Maryland’s Intercounty Connector, a mere 18-mile toll road through the gentle pastureland of Montgomery County, cost $2.6 billion?

Might I suggest that, even when we desperately need jobs for Americans, we seriously consider awarding the rebuilding of our infrastructure to the Mexicans.

Jack Levin, North Potomac