Davis Road residents in Svea want better maintenance

Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 02:35 PM.

"When they grade the road, they just churn up the top layer of rocks," he said. "They don't lower the blade (of the grader) enough to grade the potholes down. When they grade, they don't do it properly."

Before grading, there was little standing water at the entrance of David Osborne's driveway and around his mailbox. Scraping soil from the side of the road created a depression that three days after recent rains was still a large puddle.

Farther south, runoff from recently logged property has started flooding the road, causing ruts and potholes as traffic passes, Hazel Harper said.

"It fills up so heavily with water that it runs across the road," she said.

The county is aware of the drainage problem and hopes to address it through regular weekly grading, Simmons said.

In addition, the county hopes to pave Davis Road next year, he said.

In the meantime, Harper said an ongoing problem is ballast the county scooped from an abandoned railroad bed in the 1990s to build up Davis Road.

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