Could we interrupt the partisan bickering temporarily to discuss why it is that road work is so slow, badly done, and inefficient? Roads messed up and lanes blocked for months, sometimes, years, on end. I'm sure some of the blame lies with government, some with road contractors, who are private business (Free Enterprise), some with the process of bidding and letting contracts in itself, but I'm not real strong on the details of how such a mess gets to be made. Not just once, but over and over again, and neither political party in any state seems to be able to solve it. Why is this seemingly low-tech problem so impossible to solve?