Residents living along Fish Ridge Road in Marshall County are dealing with less than ideal road conditions lately.
With the recent boom in the oil and natural gas industries a lot of our more narrow and rural roads are being traveled more often by large trucks working for companies like Chesapeake Energy.
"It may be a dirt road but it should never be the way it is, with gigantic holes running across," said Jason Yeater, Fish Ridge Road resident.
Yeater said he has had several issues with the condition of the road including the potholes and how muddy it is.
According to Paul Hicks with the West Virginia Division of Highways, Chesapeake Energy, who utilizes Fish Ridge Road, is obligated to maintain the roads they use "as-is."
Hicks explained that means they are only responsible to keep the roads at the level they were when they first started using them.
The WVDOH met with Chesapeake on Fish Ridge to remind them of that obligation.
Chesapeake released a statement saying, "Per our agreement with the West Virginia Division of Highways, we will maintain Fish Ridge while we use it during development. Recent weather and other factors have created some challenges, but we continue to work with the WVDOH and other companies who use this road to make improvements."
On Thursday Chesapeake will be laying gravel down along Fish Ridge to continue to keep up their obligation.
Hicks said the WVDOH is constantly monitoring roads to make sure all companies are following by the guidelines.