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Residents expressing woes about Country Girl Road being constant eyesore

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BLUEFIELD, W.Va.(WVVA)- A problem continues to impact drivers in both directions on Country Girl Road in Bluefield.

It's been nearly a year since a mudslide interrupted the traffic flow. Motorists say work by the West Virginia Division of Highways to fix the damages started about nine months ago. But some feel that work has stalled and a dangerously confusing right-of-way situation remains.

Drivers report no visible changes to this road since the signs went up months ago, adding the road repair work is now an eyesore.

Tony Meadows drives on Country Girl Road frequently and is hoping to see some consistent construction, very soon.

"[This is a] pain in the butt," said Meadows.

Another commuter, Melisha Nelson agrees.

"I don't see anything but stop signs and a pile of gravel and cones," said Nelson.

Country Girl Road

Part of what the drivers are seeing along Country Girl Road includes a pile of rocks, big cones, holes and road rubble.

"It looks like somebody forgot to do their job," said Nelson.

A portion of Country Girl Road is closed down, forcing motorists from opposite sides to come at a complete stop. Drivers are suppose to alternate with oncoming traffic. But Meadows says, it doesn't work the way it's supposed to and he's had many drivers put his life at risk.

"Some people don't pay attention," said Meadows.

Nelson agrees, citing potentially hazardous confusion about who has the right-of-way.

"I drove up and didn't know what to do," said Nelson. "It's very confusing."

"It's really bad, especially at night time because you don't have any flashing lights," said Meadows. "I hope they get this fixed. It's just ridiculous. What are our taxpayer dollars going to?"

WVVA has reached out to DOH District 10 for a timeline about this construction project and we are waiting for a response.

Jennifer Roberts

Multimedia Journalist

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