We are in the midst of the freeze-thaw season, which we know creates havoc on our roads. When this latest ice covering melts, we will see usual potholes forming in the usual places, and a few new ones that make our daily commute a daily adventure.

Our local road crews will take care of it, perhaps before the next ice collection comes from the sky. But they are limited in what they can do, because the buying power of our road money has been dwindling. Beyond road repair, we have a collection of bridges around the county and state that are nearing the end of their expected life spans. Last year, motorists on I-65 were diverted to community roads because a bridge was nearing failure. We all know bridge repair is not cheap, having survived the recent reconstruction of Six Span and the Johnson Street bridges.

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