OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. -- The Ottawa County Road Commission is working to save money amid high salt prices for the upcoming winter season.
This year, the road commission says it will pay upwards of $25 more per ton, making salt for icy roads nearly $63 per ton.
The managing director says that comes out to as much as $600,000 for the season.
The road commission says it operates on a fixed budget and that this increase in price could affect proposed summer road projects.
Each of the county's four garages will receive a little more than 800 tons of salt for the season.