Friday, April 18, 2008

A $245 million cake to nowhere

What would a major project kick-off be without elaborate speeches, political backslapping and golden shovels? Well, just another project kick-off.

But the Missouri Department of Transportation and KcIcon group decided it needed to up the ante and offer its guests a behemoth of a cake that resembles the bridge that will span the Missouri River in a couple of years.

No word on how many traffic delays were caused in the construction of this cake or what percentage of the project's budget was used on this cake-related endeavor. Our reporter did not even stick around in the freezing rain to find out if it was chocolate or white construction materials under that smooth icing asphalt.

Even in cake form, there were no bike lanes included.

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