ROAD TOLL: Costs continue to rise on local roads
GRAVEL roads have proven their worth, taking out nine of the ten spots in the list of the Somerset region's most expensive roads to maintain.
Costs are from July 1, the start of the financial year.
Esk Crows Nest Road: $119,000
Atkinsons Dam Road: $92,000
Bellthorpe Road: $70,000
Banffs Lane: $57,000
Kingaham Road: $55,000
Larsens Road: $55,000
Monsildale Road: $50,000
Spring Creek Road $39,000
Brennan Road: $35,000
Diaper Road: $31,000
Atkinson's Dam Road is the only bitumen road on the list, and has dropped out of the top spot in last month's list.
The new leader, Esk Crows Nest Road, also holds the enviable position of being the most expensive road to maintain in the previous financial year.
It has already surpassed last year's costs of $92,366, and with several months still left to go this financial year, these expenses are likely to grow.
A number of other roads have also exchanged places, but all have retained their place in the top ten.