COFFEE CO., Ala. (WDHN)—The state’s 2019 passage of an additional gas tax is transporting some of the worst roads up to standard.

Last year, county road 147 was one of several Coffee County roads to be repaved with nearly
$1,700,000 in Rebuild Alabama funding.

Several years ago, the state legislature’s approval of the gradual three-cent per gallon gas tax increase was earmarked for county roadways. Many dates back to the farm-to-market roads of the 1950s and 60s.

Officials say the increases in gas prices often result in fewer miles being driven. It
results in a decline in fuel tax collections, and ultimately fewer dollars for local road repaving.