Residents of Jordan Run Road in Pultney Township say the edges have eroded so much, it’s down to one lane, and even that lane is dangerously narrow.
They say school buses can no longer use it and in case of emergency, it would be hard for a fire truck or an e-squad to get to their destination.
They also say several cars have fallen off the edge.
“One gentleman came around the bend and dropped off the edge of the road,” described Gary Pastor, resident of Jordan Run Road. “He had to get a wreck truck to come up and pull him out. Another girl came down the road and was forced off the road. The guy hit her and kept on going. There’s no room on the road.”
“My taxes went up $40,000,” added Jim Marr, also of Jordan Run. “I thought that was a lot, but Belmont County officials said no, it’s because of where you live. You know, location, location, location. I told them they need to come here and look at this road.”
Residents say they’ve called the Pultney Township trustees repeatedly and that they always get the same answer, there isn’t any money.
One resident said it wouldn’t take any money, just a crew to clean out the ditches so water can be diverted properly.
Pultney Township Trustee Franklin Schaffer said he has spoken to those residents many times. He explained there are $3.5 million dollars in damages to roads in Pultney Township alone, and Jordan Run is actually one of the better ones.
He said it will require federal funding, which takes time.