CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Monroe County Supervisor Robert Tomey pointed out the many trouble spots on County Line Road.
What makes this road unique is how it is divided.
Monroe County maintains three miles, and Chickasaw County maintains the other three.
A plan is the demand by some residents who met face to face Monday with Tomey and Chickasaw County Supervisor Russell Brooks.
"The road is in rough shape all the way down. Mr. Brooks and I are trying to put a plan together to fix the problem once and for all," Tomey said.
"If this road was in one county, you could see where the burden would be. But two counties can't get up enough revenue — our money — to fix our roads. There is poison in the milk somewhere," Monroe County resident Charles Lambert said.
Poison is not the problem, but funding is.
Brooks said Chickasaw County supervisors have significantly fewer dollars to work with than Monroe County officials. Repair methods vary. All are expensive.
"Over the total four-year period, we may have maybe $100,000 a piece, and it costs at least for us to do DBST (chip and seal) is about $35,000-$45,000. And if you are talking about doing asphalt, you're talking about $88,000-$90,000 per mile. And you're looking at a person that has over 50 miles or more in their district that needs some work done to it with $100,000," Supervisor Brooks said.
Supervisor Brooks said he has other roads in his district worse than County Line Road.
Hoping for repairs and more is Larry Eddington.
"We need our road fixed. We need more law presence coming through here and need to keep heavy trucks from coming through here. They have no reason to be coming through here," Eddington said.
Supervisor Tomey said the most reasonable and affordable way to make repairs is to improve sections over a four-year period.