I have a couple of questions regarding all of the road work being performed in Amarillo.

First, is the person writing, letting and overseeing the contracts - especially on the interstates - inept? Or is it the contractors who are inept in performing?

This question is specifically directed at the Interstate 40/bridge site.

Secondly, are there not enough contractors to do all the needed work? Many times there have been no workers present at sites for days, even in great weather conditions - again consider the I-40/Bell bridge and the interchange at I-40 and Interstate 27.

I know construction takes time, but the Empire State Building was erected in one year and 45 days with a lot less technological equipment.

Dan Carter