Clark County may go back to gravel roadsWestern Wisconsin News
-- Could you imagine paved highways going back to gravel? That’s what officials are talking about in Clark County in west-central Wisconsin.
NEILLSVILLE - Could you imagine paved highways going back to gravel? That’s what officials are talking about in Clark County in west-central Wisconsin.
Highway Commissioner Randy Anderson says there’s no longer enough money to keep repairing Clark County’s 300 miles of paved roads. And he tells WCCN Radio in Neillsville that some roads might have to go back to being gravel.
Anderson says next year’s proposed county budget would put the roads on a 40-year replacement schedule. He says they’d end up having more potholes than actual pavement – and he believes such a long schedule would not be able to keep cars driving on them.
Also, Anderson says the federal government might hurt Clark County even more with a massive change to its road-funding formula. He says counties would no longer be rewarded for having “farm-to-market” roads – and that could move the county to a 100-year replacement cycle.