Prince George residents concerned over "Road Problems"

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Posted by Terry Alexander - email

PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) – Some folks who live in Prince George are concerned about driving on a road they call a "dangerous muddy mess."

Moncol Drive is right off Prince George Drive, near Middle Road. Neighbors want to know who's responsible for maintaining the road so they called NBC12 for help.

Moncol Drive was recently under construction and has been widened as part of a project for a new subdivision. Neighbors say the road is now in worse shape than it was before the construction got going.

Betty Grant and some of her neighbors are fed up.

"They've come up here and took up this driveway and left us nothing but mud to drive back and forth on," said Grant.

Neighbors use Moncol Drive to access Prince George Drive which is a main road.

"It's not the quality I had before," said Grant.

Grant went to the county looking for answers.

"The county said it's not their responsibility. I called VDOT and they said it's not their responsibility because it's not a state road," said Grant.

NBC12 contacted the county and learned that Moncol Drive is a private road -- owned by developer J.W. Sullivan. In a statement the county says it's "working with VDOT and the developer on alternatives to the gravel road."

VDOT says once the developer records a deed with the county -- the county can pass a resolution which would allow VDOT to improve the road.

"We could start as early as this spring once the resolution is passed by the county," said VDOT spokesperson, Dawn Eischen.

As for Grant and her neighbors, they want the road cleaned up and cleared out as soon as possible. We tried to speak with the developer, but he had no comment.

The county says Moncol Drive is safe for traffic.

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