Prince George residents get results after calling NBC12

PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) - A Prince George neighborhood is the latest to get results after calling 12 On Your Side. Their problem -- a road they call "a dangerous mess."

Neighbors wanted to know who's responsible for maintaining Moncol Drive. It's located right off Prince George Drive, near Middle Road. NBC12's Nicole Bell got involved and got results.

Repairs are now underway on Moncol Drive and the people who live there couldn't be happier.

"I'm going to have a paved road. I'm so excited," said resident Betty Grant.

In February, Moncol Drive looked like a muddy gravel mess. It had been in that condition for months. It was ripped up as part of construction for a new subdivision. Neighbors wanted to know who was going to fix the road and when.

Grant says she got the run-around.

"I called the county. They said it wasn't their responsibility. I called VDOT. They said it wasn't their responsibility- so I called 12," said Grant.

We found out the developer, JW Sullivan, needed to provide a deed for the property to the county then the county needed to pass a resolution at which point VDOT could make repairs.

"After Channel 12 aired that I'd been having problems with the road VDOT contacted me the next day," said Grant.

VDOT says, it had to follow certain protocol before starting construction.

"There are steps along the way procedurally the law requires - in this case we followed that routine," said VDOT Spokesperson, Robert Crandol.

The ripped up road will now be brought up to state standards.

"It's a win - win. We've had some challenges to overcome along the way but it's nice to get this done for all involved," said Crandol.

Grant and her neighbors are looking forward to construction being complete.

"I just thank Channel 12 for coming to interview me and help me with this problem and  thank you Nicole I appreciate it," said Grant.

VDOT says it will cost about $70,000 to bring Moncol Drive up to standard. All repairs are expected to be complete by the end of next month.

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