How nice that civic leaders are so pleased to have the $5.2 million Skydance Bridge over Interstate 40 as a symbol to travelers that we're a developing city. As a longtime resident, I'd be thrilled for City Hall to get serious about the main thoroughfares in our city that thousands travel every day. Many of those streets are deplorable and need more than just patching. Getting decent roadways would certainly impress me as a symbol of a developing city. It's time the powers that be get serious about things we need to improve besides the downtown area.