The use of concrete or asphalt on a Winona County road resurfacing project prompted an one-hour long debate by Winona County Commissioners Tuesday.
It started with a request by County Engineer Dave Kramer seeking the board's blessing to resurface county road 26 near Elba with concrete instead of asphalt as a trial project.
Kramer said concrete has a longer life cycle and would be cheaper in the long run than asphalt.
Commissioners expressed an interest in comparing the cost of both concrete and asphalt to get the county the best deal.
That sent Kramer back to the drawing board because he said that because some federal funds would be used on the Highway 26 project dual bids could not be used. He will now look at projects involving county road six and county road nine instead for the trial project.