Utah drivers might have to start driving on rocky roads.
Utah Department of Transportation Executive Director John Njord said there is not enough money to go around to keep minor state roads smooth.
"We are not going to be able to continue on the path of good roads in the future," Njord told the Legislature's Transportation Interim Committee on Wednesday.
As oil prices skyrocket, the prices for petroleum-based products such as asphalt and polymer road overlays are going up as well. And that will have an impact on maintenance work and new construction projects on state roads.
"We're trying to squeeze and stretch the collars that we currently have as far as we possibly can," Njord said.