The sign board at Stevens and Parker Streets in the Highlands now reads STEVENS ST WORK COMPLETED; THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. Although I live nearby, I managed to avoid that area during the July-long construction period. The road now looks great: a smooth stretch of deep black hot top without a mark on it. As inconvenient as these construction projects may be to those who use the roads, I’m always glad to see them – each represents dozens of jobs and paychecks for folks that might not otherwise have work. Given the state of the economy, that’s a very good thing.