DEKALB CO., Ala. (WHNT) — Several weeks ago we got an email from a viewer asking us to look into why a county road near Mentone wasn’t fixed yet. We got that viewer answers, and this week we checked up on the project’s progress.
The washout was leftover damages from some storms that hit the area.
Residents tell WHNT News 19 they had to use another route to get to the main highway, which took up their time, gas and patience.
We made calls for those residents and county officials told us the hold up was due to the complex process of obtaining FEMA funds to fix that road and several others like it in the county.
That process went faster than anticipated, and the road is now fixed.
“We worked six days a week, ten hours a day,” DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow says,” Our people were very efficient at what they did.”
Harcrow says workers fixed the road in a manner that they hope will ensure a washout won’t happen again.
However, the process isn’t over. There’s still several other roads with the same issues throughout the county.
“We’re moving to the south end of the county now, two of those that are down there, and we look forward to having them put back very soon,” Harcrow says.
He says they expect those roads to be complete in the next few weeks.