Cash-strapped county won't repave road

March 9, 2010 1:26:15 PM PST
The economic crisis is affecting a northern Indiana county in a unique way. It can no longer afford to properly its asphalt roads.

Officials in Cass County say money to pay for those repairs comes from the state gas tax. While that revenue is going down, the cost of road repair has gone up. So, instead of paying $80,000 to repave Pioneer Street, the county will pay $26,000 to just turn the pavement into gravel.

The impact isn't that severe: Pioneer Street has only five residents and carries about 180 vehicles a day.