Greenwood Residents Upset About County Road Conditions

Greenwood Residents Upset About County Road Conditions

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

GREENWOOD - Homeowners living off of a county road in Greenwood are upset. They said the road is nearly impossible to drive on and they want something done.

"The holes are so deep most cars drag bottom when they go through them," resident, Dan Strickland, said.

"This road is a mess," another resident, Bruce McNeill, said.

McNeill said calling this a bumpy ride is an understatement.

"You can't drive much over 10 miles an hour and even then you're getting your teeth shaken out," McNeill said.

McNeill lives on South County Road 1040 in Greenwood and he said everyday it's a headache.

"Every time I come down here I can't believe it because it's like coming into a third world country," he said.

The road sits off of FM 307 in the far end of Midland County. McNeill says the road has been in bad shape for a few months now.

Folks who live in the area say driving it is much worse.

"Very frustrated," Strickland said. "We have to drive in the bar ditches most of the time because the road is so rough you can drive down it."

Our cameras caught drivers doing just that.

Strickland said it's causing damage to vehicles.

"I've got a brand new Ford pick-up and I've already had the front end aligned on it because of this," he said.

The road is maintained by Midland County. McNeill said he's made complaints but no luck.

NewsWest 9 contacted County Judge Mike Bradford who said roads are maintained according to the amount of traffic.

In a statement, he said, "the heaviest used roads get the most prompt attention for obvious reasons."

Still, Judge Bradford said he understands their concerns.

NewsWest 9 also tried contacting Precinct Two Commissioner Robin Donnelly to see when repairs might be made but he's out of town.

Heavy traffic or not, the men say they just want it taken care of.

"I would like for it to be fixed and fixed right," Strickland said.