“My dashboard rattles. It’s like driving an obstacle course of pot holes,” Sharon Ayers said describing what it’s like traveling Stinking Creek Road everyday. But to Ayers delight, she and the many others who’ve held out hope for years of a new asphalt road will soon see that hope come to fruition.
“I’ll work on it.” That’s what Senator Ken Yager told Campbell County Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck more than two years ago. And work on it Yager did. This morning comes the official announcement of what Yager and Dilbeck spearheaded for Campbell County; a new Stinking Creek Road.
TOP PHOTO: This patched area does not begin to tell the story of just how bad countless pot holes are on Stinking Creek Road.
Dilbeck says, “The senator went way beyond to help, and he listened to me the first time I called which was more than two and a half years ago.” The first-term road super adds “he never gave up.”
Ayers said, “Our community is beyond excited. Christmas is coming early this year.”
“We’ll get a new asphalt road. Seventeen and a half-miles,” said Dilbeck. Something he says will help him sleep a little better at night.
Stinking Creek Road serves the folks who regularly travel it, tourists who visit to ride ATVs in the mountains, and the thousands of travelers who use the road when I-75 is closed for accidents, slides, and repair.
Deputy Governor Jim Henry and TDOT Chief Engineer Paul Degges will join Dilbeck, Yager, and members of the Stinking Creek Community gather this morning at 10:30 am at the Stanfield Church of God Family Life Center (6373 Stinking Creek Road) to make the announcement. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/21/2018-6AM)