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Old 11-18-2009, 01:55 PM   #1
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The road leading to our drive way is gravel. Not a big deal, but it's like the only road around that is not paved. It's about 3/8 of a mile long.

What steps do you take to ask them to pave?
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:56 PM   #2
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Depends on your county and if the road is a thoroughfare or not.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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About 6/10 of a mile of our road was not paved until about 5 years ago or so.

I think the only reason they paved it was because of the increased traffic from the semis due to the chicken barns that were put up.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:56 PM   #4
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The road leading to our drive way is gravel. Not a big deal, but it's like the only road around that is not paved. It's about 3/8 of a mile long.

What steps do you take to ask them to pave?
move to another trail0r park maybe??

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Is it a private or public road?
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:00 PM   #6
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Is it a private or public road?
It's a public road, that the county maintains until it reaches 3/8 of a mile, and then it turns into a private road and they stop maintaining it.

And war eagle...:o
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:01 PM   #7
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As to be annexed by the city.
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If you were a true baller you would just pave it yourself.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:07 PM   #9
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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
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Convince one of your local politicians to buy property on that road. It'll be perfect 4-lane asphalt within months.
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Apparently be a different race other than white

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.
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get your checkbook out
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It's a private road... why should tax money pay for it?
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It's a public road, that the county maintains until it reaches 3/8 of a mile, and then it turns into a private road and they stop maintaining it.
So is it a private road or a public road for the unpaved 3/8 mile? If it's private then bust out your checkbook. You can probably get a cheap job done for under $200k.
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So is it a private road or a public road for the unpaved 3/8 mile? If it's private then bust out your checkbook. You can probably get a cheap job done for under $200k.

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".
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it's a private road... Why should tax money pay for it?
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Yep. When I was in highschool the neighbors all got together and worked out a deal with the county that we would pay to have the road paved and they would keep it up.

It was a public road and the county has done fine with it since then.
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contribute heavily to the county judge's next re-election campaign
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:30 PM   #19
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Tell them you are XXXXX Walton and are putting a Walmart up in the location. You will have roads and stoplights in front of it in no time.
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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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