Residents Angry over Condition of Road

Some residents of west Alabama say they are outraged about road conditions.

Residents of Red Creek Road in southern Choctaw County say they have had to deal with multiple potholes for at least 30 years.

There are several long patches of large potholes on what's called Red Creek Road. Residents say the entire 5.5 mile stretch is filled with patches, causing drivers hundreds of thousand of dollars in damage.

"You have to drive like a drunk person to avoid the potholes," said resident Phillip Brown.

"The front motor support is messed up on my car," said resident Hazel McKeller. "It's going to cost about $400 to get fixed in Mobile and it's due to the road conditions."

In hopes of getting something done about the problem, residents in the area are now conducting their own petition drive. In coming days they say they plan to present the signatures to county commissioners.

After speaking with residents, Newscenter 11 was able to reach District 3 county commissioner, John Beard, who said the problem with repairing roads has been a lack of money. But some extra funds have become available. Next Tuesday Beard said workers will fill the potholes on Red Creek Road.

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