Thumbs up to the state Department of Transportation for moving up the timetable to resurface West Third Street between the Third Street bridge and McDaniel Avenue. As anyone who has driven that stretch of Third Street knows all too well, the road has badly needed resurfacing for quite some time now. The city has filled pot holes in the past couple of years but the road has been a maze of uneven road that leaves teeth chattering and suspension systems on our cars crying for mercy. The state had the $250,000 project on its timetable for sometime in 2015 or 2016, but was able to move it up after months of lobbying from city officials, including Jeff Lehman, city public works director. The inconvenience for the next couple of weeks while the work is under way is well worth having a smooth gateway into the city.