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From left, county road superintendent Dave Feasel, assistant to the engineer Larry Bechtel, and engineer Jim Henry discuss funding and prioritizing road improvements.
From left, county road superintendent Dave Feasel, assistant to the engineer Larry Bechtel, and engineer Jim Henry discuss funding and prioritizing road improvements. (Photo by Rhonda Bletner) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
April 10, 2013 11:22 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — Maintaining county roads is increasingly difficult, not only in Knox County but across the state, as funding shortfalls increase rather like the cracks and potholes in the road.

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According to Jim Henry, Knox County engineer, gas tax revenue has dropped because consumers buy less gasoline at higher prices, the growth of more fuel-efficient vehicles and the increased use of alternative fuels.

Ohioans pay 28 cents a gallon which is higher than the national average of 23 cents a gallon. Washington state residents pay the most at 37.5 cents.

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