Editorial: Pothole woes show need for wheel tax



The rash of potholes Seymour and Jackson County are having to repair after winter’s thaw is like piling one problem on another.

When vehicles travel upon weakened blacktop, potholes begin to appear on city streets and rural roads. Jackson County road crews have to patch potholes on more than 730 miles of roads. City crews have to fix holes on 100 miles of streets.

An especially cold winter made it virtually impossible to fix potholes until now, providing more time for new potholes to form and others to worsen.

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