I have a theory about highway construction projects in CO. I call it the Whack-A-Mole Theory.A long time ago California figured out that they could neglect roads all they want and the voters will pass bond initiatives to pay for fixing some roads. Then they neglect other roads so they can ask for more bonds to fix those roads. Rinse and repeat. They do the same with school funding.
Billions of dollars are secured for a solution to a bottleneck on our highways, and each of these billion dollar projects results in a new bottleneck which requires billions more to fix. The bottlenecks are obvious enough that people are willing to open their wallets with votes to pay additional sales and property taxes to whack the next mole.
IDK, but the cynic in me concludes governments like problems, it gives them fodder for campaign promises and reasons to raise more taxes without appearing too obvious.