Ever get the feeling that society is winding down, like an unwound clock?
Here’s what I mean:
Before 2007, only 12 counties had converted paved roads into gravel, according to the County Road Association of Michigan (CRAM).
In 2009, 38 moved to gravel roads because of costs.
Today, CRAM estimates that have chosen gravel instead of repaving to keep roads safe and cost-efficient.
CRAM public relations specialist Monica Ware said counties prefer not to return roads to gravel, but without enough funding, unsafe crumbling roads must be reconstructed.