Paved Roads Could Return to Gravel to Help Road Commissions Cut Costs
With budgets that continue to get tighter, many Michigan road commissions are considering turning paved roads back into gravel roads to save money. The Missaukee County Road Commission says it's avoided returning any roads to gravel, but it's an option to consider for the future. The Road Commission says not only are gravel roads much cheaper to maintain, but they can also be safer compared to paved roads with several large potholes in need of major repair. 9&10's Kalee Iacoangeli and photojournalist Jordan Nagel sat down with the Missaukee County Road Commission director who says the only other option would be cutting back on their services.