JD Concerned Citizen

Baxley, GA

#1 Feb 14, 2013
The dirt roads in Jeff Davis county are horrible. On non-rainy days you think they would be decent enough to drive down but they're not. They are so bumpy that my vehicle is literally falling apart. Don't even get me started on the rainy days. I have to miss work, which means money out of my paycheck because the roads are so bad and God forbid that someone is having a heart attack or dying down my dirt road because I know the ambulance would not even come close to making it down our roads. This past week, numerous people have got stuck on the dirt roads. One truck even flipped on it's side, in the ditch that it was stuck in, when someone was trying to pull them out. Do you think the county cares about our vehicles getting tore up? No. But I bet that they all have nice paved roads to go down when it rains so that their vehicles won't fall apart. I found out just a few weeks ago that they were supposed to pave (I live far out on Hatton Still dirt road) Hatton Still dirt road a year ago. But it's funny how they still have not even cared to attempt to pave it. I've had numerous people come to me and tell me that if they could at least pave one of the main dirt roads off the alma highway then they could deal with just going down a tiny bit of dirt road to make it to their house. Something needs to be done about this. Unless the COUNTY wants to start paying me and everyone else that has to miss work, because they can not make it down their dirt roads, for the days they can't leave their own house to provide for their families; and start paying for our vehicles to get fixed because the dirt roads are tearing them apart. They can take the time out to pay for roads that are ALREADY paved to get repaved then they could take the time to help out it's current residents.
Do Good

Fitzgerald, GA

#2 Feb 14, 2013
JD Concerned Citizen wrote:
The dirt roads in Jeff Davis county are horrible. On non-rainy days you think they would be decent enough to drive down but they're not. They are so bumpy that my vehicle is literally falling apart. Don't even get me started on the rainy days. I have to miss work, which means money out of my paycheck because the roads are so bad and God forbid that someone is having a heart attack or dying down my dirt road because I know the ambulance would not even come close to making it down our roads. This past week, numerous people have got stuck on the dirt roads. One truck even flipped on it's side, in the ditch that it was stuck in, when someone was trying to pull them out. Do you think the county cares about our vehicles getting tore up? No. But I bet that they all have nice paved roads to go down when it rains so that their vehicles won't fall apart. I found out just a few weeks ago that they were supposed to pave (I live far out on Hatton Still dirt road) Hatton Still dirt road a year ago. But it's funny how they still have not even cared to attempt to pave it. I've had numerous people come to me and tell me that if they could at least pave one of the main dirt roads off the alma highway then they could deal with just going down a tiny bit of dirt road to make it to their house. Something needs to be done about this. Unless the COUNTY wants to start paying me and everyone else that has to miss work, because they can not make it down their dirt roads, for the days they can't leave their own house to provide for their families; and start paying for our vehicles to get fixed because the dirt roads are tearing them apart. They can take the time out to pay for roads that are ALREADY paved to get repaved then they could take the time to help out it's current residents.
There is only one group who is responsible for this - County Commissioners.
JD Concerned Citizen

Baxley, GA

#3 Feb 14, 2013
Exactly. They have the funds; they are just too worried about making sure their roads are paved and they don't care about the citizen's roads.
Just a thought

United States

#4 Feb 15, 2013
Do you realize how many miles of dirt roads are there? Hundreds and road grade travels at a working speed of 4 miles per hour and you only have two of them. Some of the roads are washed out due to the storm , Of course those will be fixed first then the so called bumpy roads will be taken care of. No one can control Mother Nature . Give them time and your roads will be back to normal. In all I personally think the county road Dept does a great with what little they have to work with. On the other hand if the Developmental Authority would spend more time on getting new business here than worrying about whats for lunch and trying to fool the locals that their so busy we would have more revenue to improve all of the roads.
jdh2014

Pooler, GA

#5 Feb 15, 2013
Hell no just because i cant leave my house on the weekends and go out like everyone else cuz my dirt road is messed up is retarded. i live out on the douglas high way and i can't go no where when it storms. i agree they need to get off there no good lazy but and fix them. my truck has been messed up so many times it aint even funny. i have to bust my but at work to pay for my dang truck !
withoutadoubt

Brunswick, GA

#6 Feb 15, 2013
It doesn't matter how many miles of dirt roads the county has, nor how many roadscrapers, in our part of the county they will come out here and scrape one of the four connecting roads and then go back to town. Sometimes they will work two, but never all four!!!!!!!!!! This is being done with the price of fuel. How smart is that?????????? The roads are so washed out on the sides now, two cars cannot even meet. Yes, we've had over five inches of rain in this section, but they hadn't worked the roads in over a month before that. We need someone over the road department with a little common sense---oops!!!!!!, forgot no one in this county has any. I completely understand funds are short, but, it takes fuel to drive the five or six miles back to the county barn, fuel, that could be used working the other roads in the area.
Observer

Talladega, AL

#7 Feb 16, 2013
I do not know who that young fellow that operates one of those road graders is, but he does a very good job. When he scrapes the road, he gets under the bump and the road comes as smooth as a sheet of paper for a few days. He does a better job than the old men they used to have that scraped the roads for years. That young man is very nice and carries a very contagiously pleasant wave when we see him around. The good job performance and generous attitude that the young man displays is probably the good upbringing that he has endured by his parents. Bravado off to them!!
Do Good

Fitzgerald, GA

#8 Feb 16, 2013
What Jeff Davis folks forget is that is one of the platforms the commissioners run on. Elect me for better roads - four years later - I need another term to get it all done. The ans. is - fix them and then maintain them - too complicated for our commissioners.
sunshineeyes

Fitzgerald, GA

#9 Feb 16, 2013
I live on a dirt road...it is pure hell when it is raining or no rain.....when they do scrap..it seems worse.mounds of dirt left on road.wire .looks like part of a fence in road........why does this county not hire people who knows how to operate that machiniary?politics i guess run this county......sorry county.wish i could afford to move away.Have never seen such a county.that matters.whose who....And as far as businesses,,what a joke......
Ex Tobacco Buyer

United States

#10 Feb 17, 2013
Gravel and grading is a good idea in a rural area, paving is not. Back 25-40 years ago Kentucky paved every pig path in the state. Now that the state's budget is short there is no money to fix them they are full of potholes.

Take a que from Kansas and the Plains States. Almost all of the country "section line" roads are dirt, but they keep them graveled and graded.
wondering

Savannah, GA

#11 Feb 18, 2013
Why do you live on a dirt road? If it is family land that you inherited, that is one thing. If you chose to move there, then that is another story.
Do Good

Fitzgerald, GA

#12 Feb 18, 2013
The only point to this whole line is - are the roads in Jeff Davis well prepared and maintained?

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