Reverting Back To Gravel?
I don't live on a gravel road, but one drive down my road will make you wonder if going back to gravel would be better. I just learned that my town will NOT be paving any roads this year. Five years ago they paid the "outrageous price" of 22 dollars a ton. Today hot top is getting 400 dollars a ton.
To be honest with you, I don't see many paving jobs in the near future,and with concrete costs almost as high as hot top, I wonder if some of these secondary roads like mine will revert back to gravel?
My Grandfather, a 40 year Town Road Commissioner claims that once a person has a paved road, they will never allow it to revert back to gravel. Too many issues with washouts, dust and other gravel road issues. I would like to say that nessesity is the mother of invention, but I am not sure what would replace hot top. I am not sure we need anything, gravel works.
So what do you think, will more and more secondary roads revert back to gravel with the high cost of hot top?
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"