"More than 20 of the 83 counties in Michigan, home to the nation’s highest unemployment rate for much of the past four years, have turned rural roads back to gravel with no immediate plans to repave, according to the County Road Association of Michigan. About 50 miles have been reverted in the last three years," reports Tim Martin of the Chicago Tribune. "About a quarter of the state’s county road agencies largely left out of the federal stimulus package, which focuses on highways and other major thoroughfares, say they can’t afford some costly repaving projects and have crushed up deteriorating roads."
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
On the (Gravel) Road Again
The gravel road makes a comeback in Michigan for all the wrong reasons:
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