HIGDON, Ala. (WHNT) – A victory for drivers who use and travel County Road 167 in Higdon. According to area residents, the road has had a pothole problem for years.
Driving County Road 167 was like taking part in an obstacle course. People were swerving left and right dodging pothole after pothole, but now drivers are enjoying a smooth ride on the one-and-a-half kilometer stretch.
“So they started on Monday and they told us they probably didn’t have enough stuff in the truck, I don’t think they thought the road was as bad as it was,” said resident Sonya Clemons.
The mile and a half that makes up County Road 167 had 22 potholes from one end to the other. Two weeks after News 19 brought the condition of the roads to the county engineer’s attention, they were repaired.
Residents previously said they contacted the county several times about the road and generally only saw a few potholes repaired. They told News 19 that after a little rain and steady traffic, many of those potholes would be back, but the new work appears to be bringing better results.
“They did a great job this time,” Clemons said, “and they even did some touch-ups on the side of the road we were driving on trying to avoid the holes, so they did a really good job.”
The last documented work completed on County Road 167 in the Higdon area took place in November 2020, according to the DeKalb County Engineering Department. Some locals nicknamed it Pothole Road. Those who live there say it’s so beautiful now that they don’t even know where they are now
“I’ve had other neighbors tell me they think they’re on the wrong road because the road is so beautiful, it hasn’t been this beautiful in years. The only other thing we could have asked for was for them to pave it. well, we’ll get to it later (laughs), well, we’ll take what we can get this time. said Clemons.
The county engineer says County Road 167 is not currently on a list to be repaved to his knowledge.
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