Last year’s blizzards will cost highway and street departments a little bit more in road salt this year.
Marshall County Highway Administrator Laurie Baker informed the Marshall County Commissioners this week to prepare for a rather large payment for road salt.
Last year’s bid amount through the state for road salt was $48.84 a ton and it jumped to $73.32 a ton this year. Contracts limited road salt companies to how much they could charge for a ton of salt and they are hitting departments hard this year to make up for the shortfall.
That $24 jump will result in a committed contract for 1,100 ton at a cost of over $80,000 for road salt for Marshall County this season.