If it's a county road the only thing you can do is complain to the county commissioners which will most likely get you nowhere.
We lived on a country road that was about 5 miles long before it hit another county road. It was always broken up and potholed. We complained for years and finally one year they decided to pave it. Nice smooth blacktop for about 2 weeks...then they came out, tarred it, put creek gravel over that and rolled it and made it rough again. Granted I'm sure it had something to do with durability during the Ohio winters but it sure was nice and smooth before they fecked it up
Now almost 20 years later it looks the same as it did before they paved it
Seriously, I used to live on a farm where our drive was off of a county dirt road. The county dirt road had 37 different residences coming off of it. the road itself was a dead end.
There were many other roads just like this in the area (dead ends as well), and most of the others were all occupied by primarily people of the african american race. Just so happened that about 90% of the county comission was also african american.
All the roads occupied by mostly black people were slagged and kept up pretty well. Our road, which was 100% white people, was hardly ever touched or even kept up that well.
It made the whole community raise and eyebrow and I believe they were even confronted a few times. Nothing was ever done though.
I don't think I said it was private, it turns into a private road after 3/8 of a mile.
But for 3/8th of a mile the county maintains it. You can tell, b/c the limestone and gravel end abruptly, and then there are signs that say "private property do not enter".
Are there any other houses or other users of the road for that 3/8th of a mile?
If the only place that road goes, is down to your property line then they are not likely to ever pave it.
All you can do is ask if they will pave it. They might if they have a surplus of money in their budget. But it's not likely to be the case these days though.
The only way we could get the county road paved that goes by our house, was for all the neighbors to chip in and pay for it.
The county did the actual work, we paid for materials. I can't remember the actual cost, but it was based on "x" amount per foot of road frontage your property had.
I think around $1,000 for my part.
That was a one time cost to get the road paved. The county will maintain it that way now.
The county maintained it before it was paved, but since it was a gravel road that's what they maintained it with.
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