The anti-taxers are losing one of their arguments against funding VDOT.

The latest findings show that 78 percent of construction projects were completed on time in the second quarter of the 2004-05 fiscal year, which ends in June. In real numbers, the percentage means that 64 of 82 projects scheduled for completion during that period were finished on time.

The percentage represents a nearly threefold improvement from the second quarter of the previous fiscal year, when on-time performance was 29 percent, VDOT said.