WKYT Investigates: Dangerous drive

Week after week, cars have stopped to wait their turn to pass a spectacle. "It's about as bad as it gets, I think," said Darrell Hisel. Hisel said Kentucky 2004, a state road in Jackson County, is dangerous.

"We'd all been through here two, three times that day just before it fell," explained Brandon Davidson. Now, the road is one lane. The other, is mostly gone. Now, residents said it's been two months, and no sign of fixing the road.

"I think we're waiting too long," Hisel said. "Should have been fixed already."

State Transportation Spokesman Les Dixon said the individual districts are not budgeted for emergency repairs, so they have to present their findings to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid. Dixon said the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid meets just once a month. He said they did reviewed this request and the district was granted the emergency funds on June 2nd.

"Once we do receive the funding, it takes some time to get the materials for the project," Dixon said. Work is expected to start at the end of the month and take about two weeks.

Residents who travel this curve say this should have taken priority. "It's in a stiff curve and it's a steep bank," Hisel said. A worry for residents that things will get worse before they get better.


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